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 one of your favorite species, a symbolic adoption comes with a variety of benefits only adoptive parents can enjoy. Not only that, but you’ll know that with more than 750 animals and 170 species to care for, your adopt will contribute to over $1.6 million spent on 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 your are an Adopt an Animal parent!
Choose from two ways to adopt:

  1. Buy Wild Adoption Gift Packages below, which include a cuddly plush to keep!
  2. Make a simple adopt donation to any animal listed in the Animal Adoption List below. Donations start at $30.

Wild Adoption Gift Packages!

An unforgettable gift for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, anniversaries, or any holiday, our gift packages offer a wild surprise! Expand “Wild Adoption Adopt Gift Packages” below for details

Warning: cuddles guaranteed.

ADOPTION LEVELS $30+ $50+ $55** $100+ $250+ $500+ $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  
Free downloadable computer wallpapers  
Zoo magnet  
Free Zoo admission passes (1) (2) (3)
Personalized tour of adopted animal’s habitat
12-inch plush stuffed animal    

**Benefits listed in this column reflect Wild Adoption Gift Packages only.

*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.


Wild Adoption Gift Packages

Give someone you love a wild animal!

An unforgettable gift for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, anniversaries, or any holiday, our gift packages offer a wild surprise!

Select the right package for your special person (or adopt one of each). Package prices start at $55 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:

Buy a Wild Adoption Package Now!

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

Limited Edition Packages!
Blue Budgie

Green Budgie
Blue Budgie
Onlyl $30!
Green Budgie
Only $30!
Additional Packages – Only $55!

Mexican gray wolf

Mexican gray wolf

Grizzly bear
African lion
Grizzly bear
American river otter
African elephant
Red River hog
American river otter
>African elephant
Red River hog

American alligator
Canadian Lynx

Amur tiger

Corn snake

Canada lynx

Okeetee corn snake


Order a Wild Adoption Gift Package today!

Packages can be shipped directly to the new parent. We do not ship internationally.
There is a $4.95 shipping and handling fee per every adopt gift package.



Animal Adoption List

Choose the animal you want to adopt. Then, Adopt an Animal Now

Reptiles, Amphibians & Invertebrates
  • African Cape porcupine
  • African elephant*
  • African lion*
  • American beaver
  • Amur leopard*
  • Amur (Siberian) tiger*
  • Andean bear*
  • Asiatic black bear*
  • Black-footed ferret*
  • Black howler monkey
  • Black mangabey
  • Black rhino*
  • Bornean orangutan*
  • Canada lynx
  • Chinchilla
  • Colobus monkey*
  • 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*
  • Matchies’s tree kangaroo*
  • Mexican gray wolf*
  • Miniature horse
  • 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*
  • Wolf’s guenon
  • African pancake tortoise*
  • African plated lizard
  • African spurred tortoise*
  • Agama
  • Albino Burmese python*
  • American alligator
  • Argentine red tegu
  • Bearded dragon
  • Blue & black poison dart frog*
  • 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
  • Giant African millipede
  • Green & black poison dart frog
  • Hermit crab
  • Honduran milksnake
  • Kenyan sand boa
  • Leopard gecko
  • Leopard tortoise
  • Long-tailed grass lizard
  • Madagascar hissing cockroach
  • Mali spiny-tailed lizard
  • Ornate box turtle
  • Oustalet’s chameleon
  • Pearl River map turtle*
  • Red-eared slider
  • Red-footed tortoise
  • Ridley’s cave snake
  • Rosy boa
  • Round-nosed plated lizard
  • Royal/ball python
  • Standing’s day gecko*
  • Star tortoise*
  • Tarantula
  • Throny devil stick insect
  • Tiger salamander
  • Tokay gecko
  • Western banded gecko
  • Western hognose snake
  • White’s tree frog
  • Wyoming toad*
  • Abyssinian ground hornbill
  • African grey parrot*
  • African penguin*
  • 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
  • Sarus crane*
  • Southern ground hornbill*
  • Tawny frogmouth

* Denotes a species in peril.

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Parent Benefits & Recognition

Orangutan mom with her daughter

Learn all about the benefits of Zoo animal adoption.

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