ADOPT an Animal

Animal adoptions make great gifts for family and friends! The ADOPT (Animals Depend On People, Too) program offers animal lovers the opportunity to take a lead role in the Los Angeles Zoo’s wildlife conservation efforts and create a special bond with the animals. All animals at the Zoo are available to ADOPT. Funds from the ADOPT program help the Zoo participate in more than 30 international conservation programs that help endangered species.

Species may have more than one sponsor. All animals remain in the care of the Los Angeles Zoo and no ownership rights are conferred. Please note that packages cannot be shipped outside the United States. Please allow up to two weeks for processing and shipping.


General ADOPTion

Online

ADOPTs are the perfect gift for the animal lover in your life! All recipients receive a personalized adoption certificate and unique photo fact sheet of your chosen species. One-of-a-kind benefits are available at various levels.

by Mail

Mail a completed ADOPTion form to:
ADOPT an Animal
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles CA 90027-1498

For more information or to make your gift by phone, please contact the Development Division at (323) 486-1352.

Benefits

Giving Level$35$50$100$250$500$1000
Personalized Certificatexxxxxx
Animal Photo Fact Sheetxxxxxx
ADOPT Car Decalxxxxx
Website Recognitionxxxx
Stunning Professional 8×10 in. Color Photo
of Your ADOPTed Animal*
xxx
Four L.A. Zoo Day Passesxx
Docent-led Cart Tour for Up to Four People,
Plus a Keeper Talk (Schedules Permitting)
x

*Photos taken by award-winning L.A. Zoo photographer.
NOTE: Packages cannot be shipped outside the United States.


Groups

$150 or more per class

Students can make a difference! Looking for a new class outreach/community service project? Consider symbolically adopting an animal at the Los Angeles Zoo. By makinga class donation of $150.00 or more, students can support endangered species programs at the Zoo and around the world.

Package includes:

  • Group ADOPTion certificate
  • 8-1/2 x 11″ color photo of the “adopted” animal
  • One fact sheet per student on the adopted species
  • ADOPT window decal for the classroom
  • Class recognition on the L.A. Zoo website for one year

By mail

Mail a completed ADOPTion form to:

ADOPT an Animal
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles CA 90027-1498

For more information or to make your gift by phone, please contact the Development Division at (323) 486-1352.


ADOPT Specials

Animal-a-Month Package

$350 per year or $175 for six months

Introducing an exciting opportunity for wildlife enthusiasts, where the recipient becomes an ADOPTive parent to a different Los Angeles Zoo animal each month for an entire year! The tax-deductible gift package includes a unique “photo album” designed to hold the year’s collection of photo factsheets and personalized adoption certificates.

by mail

Mail a completed ADOPTion form to:

ADOPT an Animal
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles CA 90027-1498

For more information or to make your gift by phone, please contact the Development Division at (323) 486-1352.


Current ADOPTive Parents

A
Robert Jose Arciniega

B
Nadia Barasch
Kelly Beans
Cathy Bell
Aysha Bennett
June Berliner
Celeste Berzer
Andrew Borzone
Molly Boyke
Carole Boyles
Sandy Bradley
Kelli Brookshire
Frank Brown
Debbie Butler

C
Julie Casey (in loving memory of Linda-Miller Smith)
Melissa Christina
Maria Cox
Cathy Curtis

D
Cassandra Dalton
Sharon Sandow de Groot
Kianna Dalton Damian Dehaven
Stephen DeSoto
Anthony Nino DiGregorio
John & Jim Durrant

E
Karin Ellis
Olliwer Eriksson
Scarlett Etheredge

F
Debbie Fils
Grace Emarie Finelli
Ryan William Finelli
River Flye

G
Kylan Gamell
Joseph Garbee
Cayleigh Garcia
Linda Goldin
Tanya Gonzalez
Easton Grauman
Flora Serafini Greco

H
Elaine Hattendorf
Lechelle & Tim Harrington
Carter Chen Heminway
Tara Hiljus
Timothy W Hopkins
Kathryn Horan

I
Olivia Iannicelli
Colin Isco
Kaitlyn Isco
Sue Ivanjack

J
Tom Jacobson & Ramone Munoz
Jack’s Friend
Marlene Justice

K
Noriko Kelley
Charlotte Julia Kiaie
Kora Zu Koupal
Michael & Jane Krause
Pat Krause
Eowyn Krieger
Jack Kurtz

L
Liem Lam
Cooper Lebeda
Melanie Leippi
Kelly Leong
Diane Lizardo
Jerry Lung

M
Ella Masters
Jameson Matero
Jordan Matero
Kirstin McDonald
Colleen McQuillen
Bill Meeks
Melvin Miller
Sabrina Miner
Abbey Moon
Natasha Moon
Sean P Mulcahy

N
Diane Naegele
Matthew Needham
Jannine Negron
Kathy Neufeld

P
Ruby Palma
Soline Peraza
Doug Price

R
Herbert Raymond
Marc Rico
Morgan Gray Rubin
Kristie Rusk

S
Julie Sauer
Joseph Schuster
Tommy Seidel
Donald W Sharp
Ava Shen
Hannah Shen
The Simun Family
Lori Slomka
Zach Sriro
Ralph Stanfield
The Sweet Family
Katherine Swezey

T
Christa Wright Teague
Jane Thomas
Maddy Tjiong
Kimberly Tsuyuki

V
Manuel Valenzuela
Thelma Valenzuela

W
Ethan Wagner
Jacob Wagner
Khayman Walker
Marsha Wasser
Michelle Wiesel
Vicki Winthrop
Julie Woolley
Martha Woolley
Mark Wong
Gareth Wood
Debbie Wood-Martinson

Z
Gabe Zeiger

Classroom Adoptions
2nd Grade Bruins, Aspire AMLA
2nd Grade Gauchos, Aspire AMLA
2nd Grade Mounties, Aspire AMLA
ASCS 4th/5th Grade Dual Language
Assistance League of Los Angeles Preschool Learning Center Class of 2021
Citizens of the World Stars
Citizens of the World Wolves
Ms. Simmon’s 3rd Grade Class
Thomas Jefferson Room 11 2nd Grade Class

Monthly Adoptions
Nathan Sweet