Become a Parent of the Wild: Animal Adoption is for Everyone!

Unlike traditional pet adoption “days” celebrated around the world or the recent National Pet Adoption Weekend celebrated each May, the Zoo celebrates animal adoption all year long—the soft and plush kind that lasts a lifetime!

 A Zoo animal adoption is a unique gift that your loved ones, regardless of age, will be thrilled to have and collect. Animal adoptions not only create a sense of warmth and joy for the receiver, but they also benefit the lives of all the animals that call the Zoo home. Your generous donation to this program helps supply the Zoo with important funding for the health, enrichment and the nutritional needs of all the Zoo animals. You can choose from two levels of participation when you or your loved one become a “parent of the wild”!

 Enrichment Donation

 When you adopt any animal type, or species, of your choice with a donation of $30 or more, you receive a personalized certificate and name recognition in the Role of Honor on the ZOOfriends’ website for one year. And, of course, you gain the gratification of knowing your contribution helps offset the daily expenses of caring for and preserving rare and endangered species! Show your “parental pride” and adopt today!

 Animal Adoption with Plush

 With your $45 donation, you will receive your choice of a plush okapi, lion or clownfish; an adoption certificate; a fact sheet about your adopted animal; and name recognition in the Roll of Honor on the ZOOfriends’ website for one year. With this adoption, not only have you added an uplifting and visual reminder of the Zoo to your home, you have contributed toward the health, nutritional and enrichment needs of all the animals at the Zoo.

 Support Adoption!

Add to the love of your family with some wild love from the Zoo! Adopt a Zoo animal and receive a plush that you can hold, snuggle, cherish and pass on to future generations. Your generous donations to the Oklahoma Zoological Society (OZS) spread the love to ALL our Zoo animals by providing important funding for their daily care needs. In the last five years, the OZS animal adoption program has raised more than $59,000. Net proceeds are also used to purchase animal enrichment items, such as boomer balls, ice floats, spices, perfumes, hay feeders and veterinary equipment.

 To donate, visit us online at, by phone at (405) 425-0618, or in the ZOOfriends’ membership office located in the Zoo’s Global Plaza, open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 Share Your Big News!

 We want to hear about your special moments of giving or receiving an “adopted” Zoo animal. Find us on Instagram (@okczoo), Twitter (@okczoo) or Facebook (@okczoobg) to tag the Zoo using #okczooadoptions to share your stories, photos or videos.


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