Support the Zoo

Adopt An Animal


Why ADOPT an animal?

It’s a wild way to support the animals you care most about at The Maryland Zoo. 100% of proceeds from each adoption package support animal care, education programs and wildlife conservation for endangered and threatened species. As an animal adopter you play an important role in supporting The Maryland Zoo and it’s mission of preserving wildlife and wild places.



Purchase any adoption package and receive a BONUS two (2) free Zoo tickets as part of our special Plush & Passes Holiday Adoption offer.  It’s your chance to give the gift of the Zoo and support the animals at the same time.  Take advantage of this two-gifts-in-one opportunity before it ends on December 18th.


Each Plush & Passes Holiday Adoption Package Includes:

  • penguinadoptPlush keepsake of the animal you choose
  • Two Bonus Zoo Tickets Valid for One Year
  • Official Animal Adoption Certificate
  • An Animal Fun Fact Sheet
  • A photograph of your animal

*Includes shipping & handling


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Purchase any Plush & Passes Adoption by Friday, December 18th to receive by Christmas. 


If your adoption package is a gift please enter the following information in the notes field at time of checkout:

  • The recipient’s name
  • The recipient’s address
  • The message to be placed on the gift card.
  • Whether initial adoption package will be sent to gift giver or gift recipient.

All donations raised through animal adoptions go directly toward the cost of caring for the animal you adopt. Currently, the Zoo is featuring the adoption packages shown above, but all Maryland Zoo animals are available for adoption. With the choice of any other Zoo resident, you will receive an official adoption certificate, picture of your animal and thank you letter from the Zoo. (Please note: we do not have plushes for any animals other than those currently listed above).

If you wish to adopt an animal from The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore that you do not see listed above email, and an adoption representative will be happy to assist you.