Have you ever wanted to be a monkey's uncle, or to tuck an ostrich under your wing? With our Adopt-an-Animal program, you can be a parent and more to any of the animals at the Baton Rouge Zoo! Your donation not only allows you special benefits that only our adoptive parents enjoy, but also helps our animals. All proceeds from the Adopt-an-Animal program benefit your Baton Rouge Zoo and our commitment to various conservation efforts.
- All animal adoptions are good for one year and are renewable.
- If the animal you would like to adopt is not listed, please contact us. Due to their popularity, some animals may be adopted concurrently.
- All adopted animals remain in the care and custody of the Baton Rouge Zoo.
- Because zoo animals are living creatures, they can become ill, die, be moved off exhibit or to other facilities. The Zoo retains the right to remove any animal from public display. If your adopted animal leaves the Zoo, dies or is moved off exhibit, your gift will still be used and appreciated for the remainder of your adoption year.
Adoption is easy!
- Choose AN ANIMAL
Browse through our list of animals at the Zoo and click on the animals you like to learn more about each one.
- Choose AN ADOPTION LEVEL
Different levels of donation offer different levels of adoptive parent benefits!
- Send in YOUR ORDER
Print out and send in our mail-in form with your payment.
|Level Benefits||Go Green ($25)||Bronze ($50)||Silver ($100)||Gold ($250)|
|Zoo Keeper's Report||X*||X||X||X|
|5" x 7" Photo||X*||X||X||X|
|Adoptive Parent Car Decal||X||X||X|
|Subscription to Wild Times||X||X|
|Meet the Keeper
*Our Go Green parents will be emailed their certificate, Zoo Keeper's Report and high-resolution photograph in electronic format in order to save paper waste!