Support the Zoo

Adopt An Animal


Why ADOPT an animal?

It’s a unique way to help The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore with our wildlife conservation efforts, and a fun way to create a special bond with the Zoo. Your contribution goes directly to our animal care costs, and you will be able to see the results of your efforts in motion the next time you visit the Zoo.

ADOPTION PACKAGES – $67.00 (includes shipping & handling)

Each Adoption Package Includes:

  • Personalized Adoption Certificate
  • Plush keepsake of the animal you choose
  • An Animal Fun Fact Sheet
  • A photograph of your animal
  • An invitation for two (2) to join the Zoo’s annual Adopters’ Recognition Day


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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.