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 you are an Adopt an Animal parent!
 
Choose from three ways to adopt:

  1. Adoptions start at $35 with a digital adoption package (choose any animal listed in the Animal Adoption List).
  2. Buy Wild Adoption Gift Packages ($65), which include a cuddly plush to keep!
  3. Make any level of donation to any animal listed in the Animal Adoption List, mailed packages start at $50. Benefits are listed below.
Parent & Baby adopt gift offer

Wild Adoption Gift Packages!

**Celebrate our newest parents & babies with special Wild Adoption Gift Packages that includes both ($75)!**

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 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.

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.

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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 $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!
Meerkat parent with pup
Mexican gray wolf parent and pup
Green Budgie
Meerkat parent & pup
Only $75!
Wolf parent & pup
Only $75!
Green Budgie
Only $30!
Giraffe parent & Baby
Orangutan parent & baby
Blue Budgie
Giraffe parent & baby
with FREE Gift-Only $75!
Orangutan parent & baby
Only $75!
Blue Budgie
Only $30!
Wild Adoption Gift Packages – Only $65!
Rocky Mountain goat photos

Giraffe

Mexican gray wolf

Rocky Mountain goat
Giraffe with FREE Gift!
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
   
Meerkat
   

 

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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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]