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!

Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for processing

How to enroll

The following is a complete list of all of the animals available for adoption. Click on your preferred animal below to start your ZooParent enrollment.

American Alligator
American Bison
Bald Eagle
Cougar
Jaguar
Red Panda
Giraffe
Great Horned Owl
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:

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

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ADOPT Packages

E-FRIEND

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

Bronze

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

SILVER

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

GOLD

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

PLATINUM

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

Adoption certificates, animal fact sheets and photos are now available to download at all adoption levels (excluding Group adopts) as soon as you complete your enrollment. Click on the link in your emailed receipt to download your materials. 

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.

Group Adopt 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

CONGRATULATIONS 2020 GRADUATES!

BISON

Christopher Lara

GREAT HORNED OWL

Christopher J. Mitsos | Duquesne University

current zooparents

AMERICAN ALLIGATOR

Erin
Penny Anselm

Brody Stocker
Aidan Clements

Brian Kelly

William Volovnik
Matt Van Fossen

Ash M Simpson

Kathy Achuff

Maddie
Owen & Logan Montemuro

Margaret Martinez
SCES GOTR 2019

Xavier Wallace

Jeffrey Cocci

Elisa Marie Sigismondo

Parker McKnett

AMERICAN BISON

Wendy D. O’Toole

Dr. & Mrs. James Ward

Alyssa Settefrati

Elaine D. Zelley

Heather Rafa
Edward Rutkoski
Susan Anderson

Matt Wasilauski

Maya D’Alleva

The Marsh Family
Jordan

Cassie Yeng

Ginny

SCES GOTR 2019
Emma Yaccarino
Jackson Callahan

Terri Messina

BALD EAGLE

Stephanie Ricci
Weston Moyer
Stacey & Scott Weir

Ed & Elaine Green

Lex Beatty
Miles Kaucher
George J. Treisbach
Thomas Heibeck
The Sorensen’s
Brayden A. Baranich
Christina Johnson

George Guest

Michael Feeney

Lee Parker Children
Antonia Benakis
Terry Vaughan
Vinny Bridge

Dawn McGhee
Elaine & Gary Touchton

Woman’s Club of Whitpain
John Million
SCES GOTR 2019
Sandra Comfort
Scott Walker

Clarke Rupert

CAPYBARA

Donna Stauffer & Nathan Haring
Theresa Kleinschmidt
Naomi Proctor
Laura Cavalli
Quinn Roche
Math Kate
Teagan Mendel 

Joseph Pcolinsky

Ingrid
Leah Conover

Bob Lucas

Paul Chapman

McKinna Davis

Hank Bird

Sammi Bright
SCES GOTR 2019
Jackie & Marshall Tolins
Ryan Kim

COUGAR

Sharon Dreslin

William & Joan Grizos
Kira Stocker
Cheryl & Chip Grono
Phil & Lynnette Phucas
The Wimmer Family
Scot + Dawn Fazo
Melissa Streeter
Sydney Bechtel
Joe Welte

Samantha Wasilauski & Family

Maddie C.

Scott Magers

Jackson

JD Baklycki

Erica Davidson

Marci
Emma Yaccarino
SCES GOTR 2019
Rowan Wallace

Hunter R. Lees
Ann Downey

Molly Manzi

Terri Messina

GREAT HORNED OWL

Lillian E. Kinney
Jie Wu
Bella Scavone

Jackson Rush
Mikey Foster

Jonah Thomas
Dane Kolibaba
Linda Maslin

Genevieve

Henry Perloff

Lisa & Shawn McLaughlin
Audrey Pachuta

Uncle Joe Tomedi

Susan Donovan

Monica Miller
SCES GOTR 2019

Henry Hatalski

Susie Hawkins

Rice Family

GIRAFFE

Nancy Pushart
Ingersoll~Volpe Families

Samantha Dugan
Brightview Senior Living – East Norriton
Colin and Nolan Minehan
Candy Yuile
Jessenia Y. Duarte
Kate Malcolm
Hudson Kinzer
Jackson Alexander Sisman
Addison Blair
Kira Stocker
Mary D’Ambrosia
Cecilia Mendoza
Amy Acker
In Memory of Melissa Carosi
Gods’ Chosen Daycare, LLC
Lisa Lankin
Lydia Farrell
Kingsley Brown
Laurie Dameshek
Patty Oertel
Benjamin Bodle
Ryleigh Foster

Kelsey Breisch

Brad Barry

Emma

Jacob Thomas

Michele Hollenbach
Lynn McKee

Debbie Smith
Liz Machella
Paulina Noteman
Ava Bridge

Monica A. Snader

Luca

Abby D’Alleva

Liam Culleton

Maya Sheats

Devin

Shankweiler
Becky Ellstrom
Gavin Shaner
Sean Valentine

Ken Laskey
The DeBellis Family
Stuart Michaud
Julia Caffrey
Karen Dodd
Erin Ronan
Quinn
Greg Hutelmyer

Lynn and Jack Mills

Jameson

Kristi Paul

Nicolas Monteleone

Rylee Morris

Kathy Dirksen

Nicky Signoretta

The Johnstonbaugh’s

Jackson A Sisman
SCES GOTR 2019
Daniel Moran
Giovanna Grassey
Caitlin Garman

Patrick Manzi
Mikey Foster
Donovan Evans
Kjerstyn Thomas
Mya & Emery Frazier
Harrison Uehling
Lucy Holody
GAIL S TURNER
Barbara and Cynthia
Holly Green
Rebecca and Xavier Holley
Burke Family

Deb & Dave Buckley

Brittany Kranick

Southampton Free Library Community

JAGUAR

Rosenberg & Parker
Kat & Keely
Sue McDonald

Josephine L. LaRoche
Maggie Potocnik
Sandra McLean
Lulu Ferrara

Nicole Sachs
Keely
Logan Matula
Gwen LeSage
Carole Skorpinski
J.P. & Sloan Blythe
Isaac Novia
Taylor & Paige Bergey and Aiden & Brielle Smith

Laura & Gene
Ellie
Aidan Schools
Glenn Hubler
Dave + Lynn Aversano Matthew Alan Weaver

Avery + Cameron McNeil
Sara Washburn

Emily Ronan

Ellstrom Family

Dominic Pumo

Owen Keller

Rhys Keller

Maddie C. 

Lillian S.

The Heffner Family

Monica Stevens

SCES GOTR 2019
Henry Wallace
Hannah Newell
Sarah Yaccarino
Kathryn DiGiorgio
Mason A. Beyer
Gavin Lacoff
Margaret, EmmaLynn & Lilyanne Brinton

Melissa Bleam

Fran Leyenberger

Beata M

Kara McCoy

Travis R. DeFazio

Daniel Moran

NORTH AMERICAN RIVER OTTER

Michael, David, and Christopher Connor

The Bengston Family
Lynne & Mars Burns
Hank Bird
The Korpel Family

Mia Rosner

Alyson and Steve Amsterdam

Carrie & Eric Meeker

Rosie Stanley
Gwen LeSage
Benjamin Bodle
Bob Lucas

Sharon Uliana
Renee Monarchi
Alex + Kelly Moquin
Mrs. Hepler’s Class
Daniel Daly
Braedon Jones

Weston Rush
Brody Stocker
Riley Roeger

Eve and Cora Kraft

Jamie DiGiacomo
Renee Monarchi

Hailey Mitchell

Soren Detweiler

Ryleigh and Kaelyn Seelal
The O’Donnell Family
Allie Downs

Nellie
Camille Aversano

Rollins Whitten

Carolyn

Chip & Rosie Stanley
Karina Krul + Pat Smith
Mia Smith
Jacob Hentz
Megan
Emily Alzamora
Brianna Mulrennan
Elaine & Gary Touchton

Liam

Emily S.

DJ Tasca

William Lombardo
Annie Glodek
SCES GOTR 2019
Dustin Borai
Danielle Taus
Ethan Fox
Brie Lynch
Devon & Courtney Neeld
Sarah Yaccarino
Charli Schultz
Christopher Hoagland & James Hoagland
The Miller Family
Jesse Drelick
Oliver Mallory
Kensey Newell
Forrest Covin
Luca & Penelope
Hannah Gross-Eskin

Ellie & Jack

Terri Messina

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RED PANDA

Ronna & Dale Stoe
The Capobianco Family
Russell Cerino

Jeffrey C. Mason

JJ & Kayla
Julie
Russell Cerino
Heather, William & Marcus Lombardo
Grace Roche

Marie Reichardt

Jack, Will & Alice

Mr. & Mrs. Eric Woolf
Gwen LeSage
Kat Beatty
Elin Detweiler
The Murphy’s
Adriana Lacovara
Marie and John Lang
Rachel Grieb
Rebecca Martinez
Quentin and Jude Buckley
Drew Duffy
Adelaide Novia
Jamie Mitchell

Hunter Hemingway

Ami Valocchi

Sophie Thomas

Mimi, Vanessa, Cristin, Ann and Bob
Lily
Trudy
Matt + Elizabeth Shields
Steve + Lynn Shuster
Marie Fazio
Ryder Shaner
Caelan McCollum
Lily Downs
Carol E Dutill
Corinne Liberty Connelly
Andrew Merkel

Anonymous

Rebecca Martinez

Penny Linsinbigler

Kaylie Sheats

Jade Robledo and Kyle Sine

Cadyn Norberg
Rachel Grieb

Madeline

Amber & Leana Miller

Megan Monhollan

Abigail Sterchak

Nathaniel and Juliet Moffett

Ava Paret

Happy Zen Mama

Liesl Okuda
Patricia Achuff
Lily Shapiro
Janice A. Simpson
SCES GOTR 2019
The Rockeys
Elena Butler

Sharon Davidock
Enzo Joseph Piergrossi
Olivia Fox
Sofia Wallace
Jackson Furey
Lexus Cadmus
Ashley Kodet and Juniper Kodet-Macekura
Lilly Rivera

Lily and Kate
James Kunkle
Colby Langweiler
Jennifer Franklin
Philip Radomski, Jr.
Isabella

Abby Maya Emma

Nathan Vanlalpeksanga

Tim Hayburn

Kimberly Hartman

MaryJane Laskey

Terri Messina

Leo McCoy

Samantha Brinton

Kim Newell​

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