Adopt An Animal

Foster Your Favorite Animal Friends.


 
By adopting an animal, you’ll help Cheyenne Mountain Zoo continue to provide outstanding care. Whether given as a gift or used to celebrate a favorite species, your symbolic adoption comes with a variety of benefits only adoptive parents can enjoy. Plus, with more than 750 animals and 170 species to care for, your donation will contribute to over $1.6 million spent to care for our animals each year.

We love our adopt parents! If you’ve symbolically adopted an animal, or had an animal adopted in your honor, we’ll list your name here the entire year you are an Adopt an Animal parent!
 
Choose from three ways to adopt*:

  1. Digital Adopts – ($35) choose any animal listed below.
  2. Wild Adopts – Wild Gift Packages ($65) include cuddly plush to keep!
  3. Traditional Adopts – choose any animal listed below, mailed packages start at $50.
  4. Classroom or Group Adopts – Pick your herd, chatter or family for your group. Starting at the digital adopt $35 level.

*Consider maximizing your adoption donation at any level by making it a digital adoption. You will instead be sent your materials electronically, and more of your money will benefit the animal(s) you adopt.

Giraffe plush adopt gift package offer

Wild Adoption Gift Packages!


Have you ever loved an animal so much, you wanted to take it home with you? Consider one of our Wild Adopt packages and get a cuddly plush with your animal adopt! A perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries or any holiday, these gift packages offer a wild surprise! Expand “Wild Adoption Adopt Gift Packages” below for details.

Warning: cuddles guaranteed.

ADOPTION LEVELS Digital Adopt $35 Mailed package $50* Wild Adoption Gift Package $65** Mailed package $250* Mailed package $500* Mailed package $1000*
Certificate of Adoption
Fact Sheet on adopted animal
Adopt an Animal Parent recognition on Zoo website
Photo of adopted animal
Monthly e-newsletter, The Waterhole
$2 admission discount for up to 3 tickets
12-inch plush stuffed animal *if available
Free Zoo admission passes (1) (2) (3)
Personalized tour of adopted animal’s habitat
Behind-the-scenes tour of the Safari Trail (giraffe yard)    

 
*If you wish to adopt at a level that is not show above, please contact the Membership office at 719-424-7815.
**Benefits listed in this column reflect Wild Adoption Gift Packages only.

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Wild Adoption Gift Packages

Give someone you love a wild animal!

Select the right package for your special person (or adopt one of each). Package prices start at $65 and include:

  • A 12-inch stuffed animal
  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Fact Sheet on adopted animal
  • Adopt an Animal parent recognition on website
  • Photo of adopted animal

Available Wild Adoption Packages:

 

 
 
 
Hold your mouse over the image below for its stuffed animal picture!


Special Offer Packages!
Green Budgie
Blue Budgie
 
Green Budgie
Only $30!
Blue Budgie
Only $30!
 
Wild Adoption Gift Packages – Only $65!
Rocky Mountain goat photos

Mountain lion

Mexican gray wolf

Rocky Mountain goat
Mountain lion
Mexican gray wolf
Okapi photo
Canadian lynx pic
Otter adopt plush photo
Okapi
Canada lynx
American river otter
Lion
zebra photos
Grizzly bear
African lion
Zebra
Grizzly bear
Amur tiger
African elephant
Red River hog
Tiger
African elephant
Red River hog
Moose
Orangutan
Porcupine photos
Moose
Orangutan
Porcupine
Meerkat
Giraffe
 
Meerkat
Giraffe
 

 

Order a Wild Adoption Gift Package today!

 

* Please allow 3-5 business days for all packages to ship.
* Special requests or shipping deadlines can be included in order comments section, but will not be guaranteed.
* Packages can be shipped directly to the new parent. * We do not ship internationally.
* There is a $6.95 shipping and handling fee per every adopt gift package.

 

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School and Classroom Group Adopts

Just like in any school or classroom, some of our animals prefer to work and live together. We can’t think of a better way to connect students to the natural world than by adopting one of our amazing animal groups! From our famous giraffe herd to our wolf pack, choose from one of the ten group adoptions below and your school or classroom can become a part of their family, pack, pride or flock. Are you adopting for a younger classroom? We’ll share a fun activity for each of the adoptions listed below to bring students closer to the animal you chose, just let us know in the adoption form!

Can’t find the animal you want in the special group packages below? Consider adopting any animal listed on the main Animal Adoption List expandable below. Regular adoption fees apply.
School, classroom and group Adopt prices start at $35 and include:

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Fact Sheet on adopted animal
  • Adopt an Animal parent recognition on website
  • Photo of adopted animal
  • Digital delivery option of above items

 
 
 
 
 

Select your adoption from these available animal groups:

REGULAR GROUP ADOPTS
Family of otters
Herd of giraffe
Parade of elephants
Family of otters
Herd of giraffe
Parade of elephants
Pride of lions
Flock of goats
Chatter of budgies
Pride of lions
Flock of goats
Chatter of budgies
CONSERVATION GROUP ADOPTS
Pack of wolves
Knot of Wyoming toads
Business of black-footed ferrets
Pack of wolves
Knot of Wyoming toads
Business of black-footed ferrets

 
*Please note: all animal activities will be sent electronically, or can be found linked on the ‘Congratulations’ sheet for a printable PDF.
 

Order your Group Adoption today!

 
*Please email us if you have a group of animals you don’t see above that you would like to adopt.

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Animal Adoption List

Choose the animal you want to adopt from the list below.

Enter the name of your chosen animal to be adopted in the shopping cart. Adopt an Animal Now
Digital adoptions are $35, regular mailed packages start at $50.


   MAMMALS REPTILES, AMPHIBIANS & INVERTEBRATES
BIRDS
     

  • African Cape porcupine
  • African elephant*
  • African lion*
  • American beaver
  • Amur leopard*
  • Amur (Siberian) tiger*
  • Asiatic black bear*
  • Black-footed ferret*
  • Black howler monkey
  • Black mangabey
  • Black rhino*
  • Bornean orangutan*
  • Brown-nosed coati
  • Canada lynx
  • Chinchilla
  • Colobus monkey*
  • Degu
  • Domestic goat
  • Geoffroy’s marmoset*
  • Goeldi’s monkey*
  • Golden lion tamarin*
  • Grant’s zebra
  • Grizzly bear
  • Hedgehog
  • Hoffman’s two-toed sloth
  • Lar gibbon*
  • Lowland gorilla*
  • Matschie’s tree kangaroo*
  • Mexican gray wolf*
  • Moose
  • Mountain lion*
  • Mountain (Woolly) tapir*
  • Naked mole rat
  • North American porcupine
  • North American river otter
  • Okapi*
  • Pallas’ cat
  • Prairie dog
  • Red-necked wallaby
  • Red River hog*
  • Reticulated giraffe*
  • Ring-tailed lemur*
  • Rock hyrax
  • Rocky Mountain goat
  • Ruffed lemur*
  • Siamang gibbon*
  • Slender-tailed meerkat
  • Snow leopard*
  • Striped skunk
  • Sumatran orangutan*
  • Three-banded armadillo
  • White-cheeked gibbon*
  • White-nosed coati
  • Wolf’s guenon
     

  • African pancake tortoise*
  • African plated lizard
  • African spurred tortoise*
  • Agama
  • Albino Burmese python*
  • American alligator
  • Argentine red tegu
  • Bearded dragon
  • Blue death-feigning beetle
  • Blue Spiny Lizard
  • Blue-tongued skink
  • Blue tree monitor
  • California kingsnake
  • Chuckwalla
  • Cornsnake
  • Desert kingsnake
  • Eastern box turtle*
  • Emerald tree monitor
  • Emperor newt
  • European glass lizard
  • Flower snake
  • Giant African bullfrog
  • Giant African millipede
  • Hermit crab
  • Honduran milksnake
  • Honeybees
  • Leopard gecko
  • Leopard tortoise
  • Long-tailed grass lizard
  • Madagascar hissing cockroach
  • Mali spiny-tailed lizard
  • Ornate box turtle
  • Pearl River map turtle*
  • Prehensile-tailed skink
  • Red-eared slider
  • Red-footed tortoise
  • Ridley’s cave snake
  • Rosy boa
  • Round-nosed plated lizard
  • Royal/ball python
  • Southern leopard frog
  • Star tortoise*
  • Tarantula
  • Throny devil stick insect
  • Tiger salamander
  • Tokay gecko
  • Western hognose snake
  • White’s tree frog
  • Wyoming toad*
     

  • Abyssinian ground hornbill
  • African grey parrot*
  • American kestrel
  • Australian shelducks
  • Bald eagle
  • Barn owl
  • Budgerigar (budgie / parakeet)
  • Cape Griffon vulture*
  • Cattle egret
  • Cockatiel
  • East African crowned crane*
  • Eclectus parrot
  • Emu
  • Hemleted guinea fowl
  • Indian blue peafowl (peacock)
  • Muscovy duck
  • Princess parrot
  • Raven
  • Rio Grande wild turkey
  • Southern ground hornbill*
  • Tawny frogmouth

* Denotes a species in peril.

 


 

* Please allow 3-5 business days for all packages to ship.
* Special requests or shipping deadlines can be included in order comments section, but will not be guaranteed.
* Packages can be shipped directly to the new parent. * We do not ship internationally.
* There is a $6.95 shipping and handling fee per every adopt gift package.

 

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Parent Benefits & Recognition

Learn all about the benefits of Zoo animal adoption.

Orangutan mom with her daughter, Ember
In addition to making a big difference in the lives of our Zoo animals as an adoptive parent, you will receive the following benefits at all levels:

  • Certificate of Adoption
  • Fact Sheet on adopted animal
  • Adopt an Animal parent recognition on website
  • Photo of adopted animal

 

For more information on the Adopt an Animal program, email [email protected]

NOTE: All adoptions are valid for one year. Like all living creatures, Zoo animals may become ill, pass away or move to another zoo temporarily or permanently. If the animal leaves for any reason, your symbolic adoption can be transferred to another animal for the remainder of your adoption year.