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ADOPT an Animal

Japanese macaques in exhibit

Animals Depend On People Too

We prioritize animal care and welfare above all else. For each animal, our staff provides specially formulated diets, introduces stimulating habitat elements, tracks their behavior, and performs regular checkups. ADOPTing is one of the many ways you can support our continued commitment and make an impact on an animal’s life.

Birds of a Feather

ADOPT an Animal

Birds come in all shapes and sizes—not to mention colors! But at Lincoln Park Zoo, they all receive the same quality of care, which means specialized diets and species-specific enrichment all year round. By ADOPTing your favorite winged species, you can keep it that way!

ADOPT an Animal package including plush, photograph, and certificate
A giraffe plush ADOPT with certificate

Plush ADOPT

$60 (shipping included) 
  • Plush of your chosen animal
  • Personalized certificate of ADOPTion
  • Printed animal fact sheet
  • 4×5 photograph of your animal
  • Magnetized photo frame

ADOPT will be shipped in 5-7 business days.

Regular ADOPT

$50 (shipping included)  
  • Personalized certificate of ADOPTion
  • Printed animal fact sheet
  • 4×5 photograph of your animal
  • Magnetized photo frame

ADOPT will be shipped in 5-7 business days.

Digital ADOPT

$40 (delivered via email)  
  • High-resolution JPG photograph of your animal
  • Printable, personalized PDF certificate of ADOPTion
  • Printable PDF animal fact sheet

ADOPT will be received in 3-4 business days.

Plush ADOPT & Individual Membership 

$125 (shipping included)  

Plush ADOPT package, plus…

  • $9 flat-rate parking fee every time you visit the zoo
  • Invitations to sneak previews and members-only events
  • Discounts on education programs and at zoo retail and food venues

ADOPT will be shipped in 5-7 business days.

A Preview of the Plushes

Aardvark plush
Aardvark
Armadillo plush
Armadillo
African painted dog plush
African Painted Dog
African penguin plush
African Penguin
Box Turtle
Black Bear
Black-and-white colobus plush
Black-and-white Colobus Monkey
Chimpanzee
Eastern black rhinoceros plush
Eastern Black Rhinoceros
Farm-in-the-zoo plush
Farm-in-the-Zoo
Baringo giraffe plush
Giraffe
Grey seal plush
Grey Seal
Grevy's zebra plush
Grevy's Zebra
Hippopotamus plush
Hippopotamus
Hoffmann's Two-toed Sloth
Japanese macaque plush
Japanese Macaque
Laughing kookaburra plush
Laughing Kookaburra
Meerkat
Naked mole rat plush
Naked Mole Rat
North American river otter plush
North American River Otter
Ostrich plush
Ostrich
Polar bear plush
Polar Bear
Puerto Rican parrot plush
Puerto Rican Parrot
Red Wolf
Snowy Owl
Squirrel
Western lowland gorilla plush
Western Lowland Gorilla
Flamingo
White-cheeked Gibbon