Zoo PAL Animal Adoption Program
The Zoo PAL Program shares with you the joys of of "animal
parenthood" (without the work). You can become personally
involved in the care and feeding of an elephant, gorilla,
lion, penguin, iguana, or even your favorite fish in the Aquarium—whichever
animal best suits your fancy, or your budget.
can individually sponsor an animal yourself, or your business,
scout troop, school class or civic organization can develop
that parental bond with a gorilla or a snow leopard. You may
even share in the parenting of larger animals, such as elephants
or giraffes, seals or rhinos, by contributing a smaller donation
to their "food fund." Zoo PAL sponsorships also
make great gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings—or
any holiday! Please note that any
amount can be given for any animal, starting at $20.00.
• Use our Zoo Pal list (includes a photo-based search option) to choose your ZooPAL online today. Our online selection process allows you to choose from a wide
range of animals and donation amounts to suit every budget.
• Select one of our promotions displayed below to sponsor an animal online today!
• Click here to
download an enrollment form and donate the amount of your
• You can also enroll by phone
at 419-385-5721, ext. 2068, or you can find information in
the Visitor Services lobby, at the Membership Sales window
located in the Anthony Wayne Trail entry plaza, or in the Administrative
Offices located in the Museum of Science.
Note: Please allow 2 weeks for processing
With a new baby elephant, baby giraffe, and tiger cubs,
we need your help! Click here to enroll!
The following list explains our donation structure, and each donation category includes any item(s) listed before it:
- The minimum donation amount is $20.00
- All sponsors will be acknowledged on
the Zoo PAL recognition board located in the Zoo's main
plaza, near Cheetah Valley.
- All sponsors will be invited to visit
their animal at a special Zoo PAL Night at the Zoo held in May.
- Sponsors who donate $100 or more will
also be invited to our annual Zoo Donor Breakfast.
- Sponsors who donate $200 or more will
have their names listed on a special plaque at their animal's
exhibit for one year and and will be invited to our annual Lights Before Christmas Donor Party.
- Donors contributing $500.00 or more will also be invited to attend their choice of Zoo Donor Tours. Encounter Zoo animals up close, visit behind-the-scenes locations, and meet Zoo staff members!