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. Click on your preferred animal below to start your ZooParent enrollment.

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

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

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ADOPT Packages

E-FRIEND

$ 35
  • Adopt Certificate
  • 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

current zooparents

Eli Weinberg

Brody Stocker
Aidan Clements

Brian Kelly

William Volovnik
SCES GOTR 2019
Xavier Wallace
Jimmy McCarthy

Wendy D. O’Toole

Dr. & Mrs. James Ward

Colin and Nolan Minehan

Ben Mangle
Andrew Werner

The Marsh Family
Edward Rutkoski
Steven Pirelli

Susan Anderson

SCES GOTR 2019
Emma Yaccarino

Kyra Mangle
Stephanie Ricci
Weston Moyer

Ed & Elaine Green
E. Farina

Makayla
Matthew Cresswell

Lex Beatty
Miles Kaucher

Stefan Thoryk
George J. Treisbach
Taryn & Teagan Smith
Thomas Heibeck
The Sorensen’s
Brayden A. Baranich
Christina Johnson

Lee Parker Children
Woman’s Club of Whitpain

Karen Zinno

John Million
SCES GOTR 2019
Sandra Comfort

Theresa and Kevin Kleinschmidt

Natalie Rose Peterson

Alyssa Settefrati
Donna Stauffer & Nathan Haring
Carrie & Eric Meeker
Alyson and Steve Amsterdam
The Woolf Family
Kathy Achuff
Alyssa Mattucci
John Gormley
Tara Hamblen
Rose Marie White
Joseph Pcolinsky
Ingrid
Caroline Cherekos
Leah Conover

Bob Lucas
SCES GOTR 2019
Jackie & Marshall Tolins
Ryan Kim

Sharon Dreslin

Dr.William & Mrs. Joan Grizos
Liz Machella

Tommy Kuczynski

Matt and Elizabeth Shields
Kira Stocker
Finn Volpe
Cheryl & Chip Grono
Phil & Lynnette Phucas

Emma Yaccarino

Stephanie Druid
SCES GOTR 2019
Rowan Wallace

Hunter R. Lees

Molly Manzi

Antonio Basile
Helen Scott
Riley O’Brien
Jie Wu
Craig, Jennifer, and Jacob Miller
Cate Volpe
Trudy Levy
Terry Vaughan
Kaylee

The Lines Family
Bella Scavone

Jackson Rush
Heidi Neuhauser
Mikey Foster

Jonah Thomas
Harper and Nora
SCES GOTR 2019
Scott Howett

Ingersoll~Volpe Families
Samantha Dugan

Margaret Rhodes

Brightview Senior Living – East Norriton
Jackson Alexander Sisman
Addison Blair

Bill Richards
Lorraine Bernhardt
Pete and Pavlina Noteman

Antonia Benakis

Lynda Shuster

The Doyle Family

Lynne Aversano
Benjamin Phelan
Madden, Alden + Aliza Kramer
The Autry Grandchildren
Kira Stocker

Claire

Eve and Cora Kraft

Mary D’Ambrosia

Izzy Ingersoll

Brooke Thompson

Olivia
Brielle Simone

Aubrey Thomas

Cheryl Keeth
Cecilia Mendoza
Amy Acker
In Memory of Melissa Carosi
Gods’ Chosen Daycare, LLC
Lisa Lankin
Lydia Farrell
Kingsley Brown
Laurie Dameshek

Carol E Dutill
Patty Oertel
Benjamin Bodle
Ryleigh Foster

Kelsey Breisch

Brad Barry

Emma

Jacob Thomas

Michele Hollenbach
Lynn McKee

Simmons Shumway
Nick Soto
Elaine Gelb
Lizzy McCarthy
SCES GOTR 2019
Daniel Moran
Linda Donovan
Giovanna Grassey
Caitlin Garman

Patrick Manzi
Mikey Foster

Southampton Free Library Community

The Runyons
Philip W. Grece V
Rosenberg & Parker

Alana & Tyler Burns
Hobbs Hall
Joe Frack
Kat & Keely

Naomi Sayers
Lea Ras
Isobel Owens
Louisa Ferrara
Natalie Weaver
Dylan Ingersoll
Glenn Hubler
Dane Icolibaba

Riley Andreson
Alex
Josephine L. LaRoche
Nicole Sachs
Keely
Logan Matula
Gwen LeSage
Carole Skorpinski

Lulu Ferrara

J.P. & Sloan Blythe
Isaac Novia
Taylor & Paige Bergey and Aiden & Brielle Smith

Laura & Gene
Ellie

SCES GOTR 2019
Henry Wallace
Sarah Yaccarino

Adilynn Golas

Michael, David, and Christopher Connor

The Bengston Family
Ski & Judy Baigis
Rita Flaherty
Rosie Stanley
Gwen LeSage

Laura Bolin

Carmen Aversano

Steve and Mark

Kimber Zerweck
Wimmer Family

Benjamin Bodle
Bob Lucas

Sharon Uliana

Nahni Kirk

Caitlyn Asmann

Christopher T Perks

Janelle Rettig

Dave, Laura, Lincoln and Luna

Renee Monarchi

Mom-Mom
Kristen Gulla
Alex + Kelly Moquin
Mrs. Hepler’s Class

Rosie Volpe
Saraya Banton

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
Annie Glodek
Maddy McCarthy

Wesley Loch
SCES GOTR 2019
Carson Cianciulli
Dustin Borai
Danielle Taus
Ethan Fox
Brie Lynch
Devon & Courtney Neeld
Sarah Yaccarino
Charli Schultz
Christopher Hoagland & James Hoagland

ZookZooID

Ronna & Dale Stoe
The Capobianco Family

Kalinda Solomon

Michael, David, & Christopher Connor

Rebecca H. Grece

Kayla Strawn and Eric Marhefka

Jeffrey Wheeler

The Carothers Family
Russell Cerino

Ryan Weinberg
Stella Rebain and Jenn Lyons
Brad Drago
Colby Langweiler
Russell Cerino
Heather, William & Marcus Lombardo

Gwen LeSage
Mrs. Sharon Danella

Fletcher Bullivant

Scot Fazio

Brynley
Taylor & Paige Bergey and Aiden & Brielle Smith

Nia Burke
Kat Beatty

Thomas Ras

Elin Detweiler
Soren Detweiler
Jennifer Chambers
Mya & Emery Frazier

Cooper Seymour

Violet Thoryk

Bengston Family

Liam Declan Dougherty

Sean Michael Flynn

Emma Farrell

Andrade-Ferraro Family

Beatrice Volpe

Aidan Schools
Jimmy Heffernan

Dominic

Calvin

Becky Ellstrom

The Murphy’s

Kennedy & Brynn Kreckmann
Adriana Lacovara
Marie and John Lang
Rachel Grieb
Rebecca Martinez
Quentin and Jude Buckley

Aimee Keser

Drew Duffy
Adelaide Novia
Jamie Mitchell

Hunter Hemingway

Ami Valocchi

Sophie Thomas

Mimi, Vanessa, Cristin, Ann and Bob
Lily

Liesl Okuda
Patricia Achuff
The Lee and Parker Children
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

St Stephen’s Vacation Bible School
PA Distance Learning Charter School

Samantha Biesel