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.


Alligator


Bison


Bald Eagle


Giraffe


Jaguar


Red Panda


Great Horned Owl


River Otter


Sloth

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

GOLD

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

PLATINUM

$ 1000-1200
  • Adopt Certificate
  • Fact Sheet & Photo
  • Name on Website
  • ZooParent Decal
  • Large Plush Animal
  • 4 Zoo Passes
  • Drawstring 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:

*Valid for one free child admission with paying adult

**Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer

***Mention your Group Adopt purchase when speaking with our Events coordinator to receive your visit discount

CURRENT ZOO PARENTS

AMERICAN ALLIGATOR

Michael, David and Christopher Connor
The Ward Family

Erin Tysko
Penny Anselm
The Padden Family
Amelia Carpenter
Reid Cisar
Dennis & Liz Ritaldato

Robert Calef

Adelaide T

Abigail McCormick
Sarah Gondos
Michael Ankers

Kathy Achuff

Brynn Lester

 Rowen Kirsinger

Oliver Sutton

Declan Recupido

 

AMERICAN BISON

Susan K Howard and Gene R Frank, PhD

Quinn Kilborn

Violet

Maureen O’Hara

Barbara J. Urbano, DDS

 

Mila and Joe

Juniper Connelly

BALD EAGLE

James McCormick

Susan McDonald

Reverand Baroness Melissa Fleming

Tim Hayburn

In memory of Christina

Hopewell Outdoor Explorers

Clarke Rupert
Peyton and Logan Messantonio

The Conrad Family

Stephanie & Tyler Ice

Barbara and Turrey Kepler

Ms. Lorber and Mrs. Fajardo

Chris Fanelli

Manor Elementary School

COUGAR

Smithfield Family

Michael & Emma Trinh

Kendle Cline

Coco

GIRAFFE

Rosenberg & Parker

Jacob Snyder

Manor Elementary School

Zoey Cobb

Kevin, Ryan, Emily Williams

Ellie Moyer

Lori Skibjak

Gennie Deitz

Briar cuce 

Lucia Colavito

Jackson Sisman

George Nave

Gabby Hayburn

Scarlett Dollins and Poppy Sirkis

Oskar Ruffino

Lucy Volovnik

Charlotte Fedoryczuk

Charlie Blain

 

Cheryl Schell

Lori Skibjak

Nolan Mayer

Donna Hasselmo

Linda Merriken

Barbara Rapson

Brad Barry
Marie Lingle
Avery

Louise Ellen Crossen

Abbigail Janick

Christian Kumor

Mia Moll

Marie Lingle

Kiersten Laskey

Rittich Family

Jamison Rothermel

McKenzy Mallon

Reese Goldberg

GREAT HORNED OWL

Chemistry Christmas 2022

Charlee Brogan

Anne-Marie & Tom Drill
Lenka

 

Virginia Campbell

Blair Anger, in memory of Patricia Butler Anger

JAGUAR

Laura Serina and Gene Strohl

Rosie Barndt

Josephine L. LaRoche

Lillian Cobb

Eve and Cora Kraft

Brayden A Baranich

Claire Miller

Chuck N. Hayburn

Corrinne McClennen

Tilly Barman

Janet Barry

MARGARET MCGEE

 

Thea Cline

Christopher “Chris” Eugene

Emmeline Pedersen

Lucy Connelly

Susan S. McDonald

Beckham

Diana Hillman

Michael Diaz

NORTH AMERICAN RIVER OTTER

Becky Ellstrom

Noah Cusack

Austin Long & Tyler Schwenk

George

Mike Ginsberg

Renee Monarchi

Bailey Hayburn

Zoey Fedoryczuk

Jon Suhirman

George Nave

Owen Kozlowski

Kelsea N Baranich

Karen Flam

Amanda Funk

Peter Tancini

Mya & Emery Frazier

Kyle Selditch

Goldstein Family

Tiger

Ina Plassa Travis

Justin & Becky Stronger

Annie Glodek

Ozzy

Alison Mayer
Lena Engle

Maria Tees

Mary Weiss

Laren Simpson

Levi Cooper Gaugler

Jack Goldberg

Morgan Foust

Southampton Free Library

RED PANDA

Jeffrey C. Mason

Pi McIntyre

Ronna and Dale Stoe

Diana & Robert Madden

Richard Cohen

Alex Snyder

Robert and Laura Wright

Vivian Jarret

Alicia Smith Roeser

Patricia Achuff

Julie

Stacy & Tin
Katelyn Marie Gilligan

Gwen LeSage

Cece Solla

Emi Emi Joy Joy

John Otoole

George Nave

Morgan Craven

James and Patrick Bachulski

Amina Valocchi

Gabrielle Santiago

Rachel Grieb

Sophie Cossel

Rick Santangini

Sylvia Barman

Andrew Rongner-Cook

Mack Patterson

Brooke Lester

Adam David

Tyler Swartz

Benjamin Kozlowski

Patrick Heintz

Ainsley Fox

Emily Hammerschmidt

Tulsi Bowles

Grace Quinn

Porter Lonergan

Tessa & Jack Spuhler

Brianna Moran

Patti
Olivia Fox

Ava Salamone

Olivia Pierson

Axel Riccadonna

Jessica Lara

Shay Leigh Sinnamon

Patricia Achuff

Sean M

Aidan & Brendan Connell

Noel Kimball

Jack Guarino

Julius Guarino

Lynne Amori

The Tumelty Family

Michael DePalma

Matt Wheeler

Joanne Niemkiewicz

Sadie Mayer

Leo Goldberg

POE

Girl Scout Troop 7043

SLOTH

Kelsey Taylor McGuire
Carrie E. Meeker
Susan T. Miller

Manor Elementary School

Kelsey O’Hara
Joseph McCreavy

Molly

Virginia Campbell

Halle Houser

Tracy Dooley

Julie Gerhart-Rothholz

The Marsh Family

Allie Schroeder

Wesley Mayer

Geo

Naomi Miller

Lea and Gregory Davis

Ryleigh and Kaelyn Seelal

Ed & Elaine Green
Jessica Swanson

Riley

Sage

Cheryl Bechler

Ryan Pierson

Ella Losey

Evie Connelly

Jordan Diaz

Kristyn Ehleben

G8 Class Pet

Sydney Mueller

Nate Makowicz

Girl Scout Troop 28146