Adopt an Animal

Connect with your favorite Elmwood Park Zoo animal through this unique and fun program! When you become a “ZooParent,” you donate to the direct care and feeding of select animals in the zoo’s collectionZooParents provide the funds for the zoo to purchase special toys and treats for their animals to enjoy. Your donation helps to pay for the considerable amount of food – anything from crickets to bales of hay – that the zoo’s animals like to eat. Remember, a portion of your gift is tax deductible! Become a ZooParent today!

How to enroll

The following is a complete list of all of the animals available for adoption.

American Alligator
American Bison
Bald Eagle
Great Horned Owl
Red Panda
River Otter

When you adopt an animal, your support will be recognized for one year. You may sign up in one of the following ways:

  • Adopt online by clicking here
  • Adopt by phone by calling 800.652.4143 x228
  • Adopt in person at the zoo admissions counter
  • Download the brochure below and mail it (with payment) to:

Elmwood Park Zoo Animal Adopt
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown, PA 19401


ADOPT Packages


$ 35
  • Adopt Certificate
  • Fact Sheet & Photo
  • Name on Website


$ 75
  • Adopt Certificate
  • Fact Sheet & Photo
  • Name on Website
  • ZooParent Decal
  • Small Plush Animal


$ 200
  • Adopt Certificate
  • Fact Sheet & Photo
  • Name on Website
  • ZooParent Decal
  • Large Plush Animal
  • 2 Zoo Passes
  • Name on ZooParent Board


$ 500
  • Adopt Certificate
  • Fact Sheet & Photo
  • Name on Website
  • ZooParent Decal
  • Large Plush Animal
  • 4 Zoo Passes
  • Name on ZooParent Board
  • Stainless Steel Water Bottle OR Cotton Canvas Tote Bag


$ 1000
  • Adopt Certificate
  • Fact Sheet & Photo
  • Name on Website
  • ZooParent Decal
  • Large Plush Animal
  • 4 Zoo Passes
  • Name on ZooParent Board
  • Stainless Steel Water Bottle OR Cotton Canvas Tote Bag
  • 2 Tickets to Beast of a Feast OR Brunch Event OR Treetop Adventures
  • Animal Meet & Greet
  • Name on Display at Exhibit

Group Adopts

Group adopts are perfect for schools, clubs, businesses and organizations that want to support the zoo! Groups must have at least 15 members and may not exceed 150 members. Groups that have more than 150 members may purchase additional packages to accommodate all members.

Package Benefits

  • Animal fact sheet
  • 8"x10" photo of your animal
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Website recognition
  • Group name displayed on ZooParent board
  • Coupon for each group member*
  • Discount group admission rate of $10.95/person**

*Valid for one free child admission with paying adult

**Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer

current zooparents

Schaeffer Bartlett

Petrina A. Boady

The Bombara Family

Matthew & Mason Falcone

Ethan Kraft

Riley Anderson

Alex Volterano

Nathan Arner
Joey White
The Girardi Family

Wendy Decker

Colin and Nolan Minehan

Arthur Melnick and Bernadette Manning

Hope Pulsfort
Beren Alistair Coulter-Thourley

Riley Zapfel
Backyard Productions

Domenick DiStefano

In Memory of Russell McNamee

Kadin Butler

Jacob DiCicco

Carter McGuigan

Olivia Iobst


Dr. Ginnene DiStefano

Lucia Misener


Fionn Carlin

Gwen LeSage

Michael Gottlieb
Kyle Rawson
Blake Velho

Ed & Elaine Green
Clayton J. Allen
Dan Aversano
Bettey Farina
Rebecca Flannery
Harper McGonigal
Vincent Gilsenan

Connor Cresswell
Frank Carr
Connor O’Donnell

Maria L Mandras


Mary Hardy

Lillian E. Kinney
Nikki Green
Kelly Santry
Lily Coppersmith

Justin Kerley
Erin Lommock

Anderson Coccia
Deborah Marotta

Jason DiSands

John Pilch
Michael & Cathi Perez

Kathleen McNamee
Chazz V Lopez

Naomi Sayers

Lisa McConnell

Bob Lucas
Christine Hamer
Michelle Oaster

Wendy & Randy Spaide

Taylor Bergey, Paige Bergey, and Aiden Smith
Jaime Reitnauer

Alyssa Settefrati
The Gutberlet Family
Bill Chendorain
Samantha and Jason Tey

Kathy Achuff
Harrison Peet
Richard Cook
Sarah Yaccarino

Sharon A Davidock
Ricky Reeve
Declan Philip Cooley
Colin Stevenson

John and Lori Alfonse
Karsten Chu
Emma Yaccarino
Meghan Campolongo

Anna Lommock
Kevin McBride

Raegan Antosh
Francesca Volterano
Katie Fry

Hannah Williams

Robert C. Brown

William Grizos
Grant Velho
La Mirage Salon, Ltd

Patricia Kairunas
Caroline Cherekos
Schools Family
Lilah and Vivienne Mills
Josie Landgarten
Crystal Lopez
Becky Ellstrom
Eva Green
Carol Murray

Ethan Gallagher

Victor Skloff
Wendy & Randy Spaide
Bill Hukow

Virginia Bailey
Kathleen McNamee

Edward Rutkowski
Melanie M.



Sarah Luciano
Cindy Pearlstein

Samantha Dugan
Halle Redman

Jax Sisman
Madeline Reynolds
Nicole Hughes
Thomas C. Faunce, IV
Cheri Rider
Donna Lockard
Lorraine Bernhardt
Nathaniel and Braeden Roache
Hailey Wood
Sadie Thompson
Lizzie Organsky
Robin Hubler
Leah + Tom Wagner
Lillith Kirk
Mia Amen
Colette J. Robino
Florence Griffin
April Jankowski
Laura Lynn Denson
Alyssa Brown

Analise Beatty
Jane Theresa Post
Analise Beatty
Reagan O’Brien
Olivia Roth
Kathy DiPrinzio
Ellie Gengemi

Chloe Conwell
Joan Heintzelman

Brad Barry
Melissa Prendergast
Kane Kids
Mike Reed
Allie Rock
Nick Samanns
Janice Simpson
Faye Brubaker
Regina Ramage
Julia and Olivia
Aubrey Coleman

Muñoz Family
Matthew Marsh

Matthew Cresswell
The Autry Grandkids
Owen Gallagher

Aidan Fitti

In Memory of Edith McNamee

Willow Godfrey

Lucie Devlin-Burruano
Maggie Calcagni
Kira Stocker

John + Niki Rose
Nadia Samanns

Alayne and Bill Lowenberger
Woman’s Club of Whitpain

Michael, David, & Christopher Connor

Ryan, Keira, and Morgan Maier
Jack Pulsfort

Brody Stocker
Michael Scavello
Danielle Ann Hannah
Hollie Wack
Che Young
The Bengston Family
Maisie Moffitt
Sue and Steve Castle
Addy Organsky
Camille Aversano
Dohn Millard
Terry Vaughan
Kimber Zerweck & Liz Machella
Howarth’s Family
The Wimmer Family
Riley O’Brien
Liam, Molly, Miles + Emmett Vincent
James Dunnimiv
Jeanne McD
Samuel Cellucci
Danielle Terpoli
Brad & Joy Springer
Dawn Goudreau
Beth Armbuster
William Halloran
Matt McDonald
Lauren Paese
Emily Hayes
Edward & Jaime Swank
Lisa Perri
Allison D’Ambrosia
Emma Farrell
Ava Dobilas
Elle Melanson
Martha Herold

Cameron J. Cairns
Alexander Drummond
Victor Skloff 

Chris Pili
Carol Murray
Dr. Andrew
Charlene Engelmann
Kimberly Patricia Key
Cate McBride

Allison Iacovella
Hudson Buck
Mercer Elementary School

Usha Jani

Mrs. Gifoli’s 2nd Grade 2017-2018

Norma Earp

Stacey Lotito
Barbara Lerman

Cameron Patchett

Alyson and Steve Amsterdam
Ashlee Keeley

Jeanetta Thern
Ruth Solomon

Jennifer Doorey
Gabby and Trevor Vidal

The Baigis Family

Edie Durning
Joey Peace
Grace Gallo
Corrin Ferrizzi
Kenny Hyers
Jacob Burgos
Elise (Kitty)
Taylor Cammarota
Lliam Stanford
Kalah Ingle
Caydi Conway
Debbie Wheatley
Melissa + Henry 
Kevin & Kyra
Mary D’Ambrosia

Izzie Greger
Jamie Thornburg
Benjamin Bodle

Bonnie Sassaman
The Wimmer Family
Sarah Beckner
Dr. Andrew
Michele Benchouk
Erin Marie Kelley
Debbie Mullen
Galen Sharp
James Gambone
Shannon C. McNally

St. Andrew’s VBS

Girl Scout Troop 2125

MOMS Club of Norriton

Pete Noteman
James Clymer-Blizard
Grace Dobilas

The Millers
Joe Renzi

Mr. Crain’s 2nd Grade Class 2017-18

Craig, Jennifer, and Jacob Miller
Isabella J. Fiore
Nicholas Falcone

Dave and Jamie Vinci
Paul Goings

Mrs. Brabazon’s 2nd Grade Class 2017-2018

Michael Ashby

Antonio Basile

Fox and Fox Attorneys at Law, P.C.
Spencer Cox
Ashley Stewart
Roman Armstrong
The Lee/Parker Children
Diane Heidel
Chris and Kurt Saulinas
William + Marcus Lombardo
Danielle Froehlich
Carli Chesney and Steven Burkert
Alana Stewart
Broccoli Rob
Layla M.

Ronna & Dale Stoe

Debbie, Patrick, Chris, Brian, and Megan Capobianco

Carly Overland
Saoirse Hayden
Noah Cusack
Mickey Bickford
The Marsh Family
Jasen Walker & Esther Weiss

Chip Stanley
Drew Duffy
Ashley Danlin & Jarad Pichler
Gwen LeSage
Vinny Fusco
Caleb Langley
Morgan Carothers
Lynda + Steve Shuster
Keira Zerweck
Jonathan Ewonishon
George VI
Declan Gilman
Bev Wolf
Jenna Loper
Bennett Heathcote
Ariana Wickert
Jeff + Kate
Kira Kerr and Mattie Long
Ryleigh and Kaelyn Seelal
Thomas Beatty
Alex Given
Kevin Donnell

Alyssa Sassaman

Reed Gleba
Caleb Dorr
Emerson Dorr

Liesl Okuda
Lexus Cadmus
The Shappell Family
Cade Oliver
Matt Milano
Ryan Edwards
Patricia Achuff
Landon Novitski
Skyview Upper Elementary- Constellations 2017/2018

Linda Maslin

Lindsay Rawson
Zachary Arner

George J. Treisbach
Eileen E. Elliott

Theresa and Kevin Kleinschmidt
Christina Milano

Keira and Chloe Ritts
Paulina Dumara
Cole Devlin
Kevin Byers

Rick Swalm
Giorgina Alicea
Jie Wu
Brigid Detreux
Paul & Eleanor Siegel
The Lines Family
Vickie & Tim Wadas
Dr. Susan Chialastri
Nancy Mitsos
Jamie Simmons
Delaney Rae Johnson
Kathy Bailey

Anne-Marie and Tom Drill

Maria L Mandras


Janice and Fred Rackovan
Southampton Free Library Community

John O’Toole

Cora Carlin

Miya & Avery Freas
Beth Licata
Jean and Steve

Katherine Reppert

Kathy Achuff

Ryan Bross








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