Adopt An Animal

Do you have a favorite furry, feathered, or scaly friend at the zoo? “Adopt” it! Anyone can adopt an animal – individuals, families, school groups, or businesses. This symbolic adoption is a great gift for animal lovers, aspiring veterinarians and zookeepers, friends, teachers, even yourself!

By participating in our Adopt an Animal program, you are making a special donation that supports the zoo and its mission of inspiring conservation of animals and the natural world.

We appreciate your patience! Please allow 14 days (maximum) for the zoo team to process your adoption request.

Additional shipping charges will apply outside of the continental United States. Please contact the development department at (517) 244-8042 or eorourke@ingham.org for more information.

ECO-ADOPT

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3

LEVEL 4

$25 (all via email) 

  • Adoption Certificate
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • Animal Photo
Great For Class/Group Adopts!

$50

  • Adoption Certificate
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • Animal Photo
  • Name Posted on zoo Kiosk

$100

  • Adoption Certificate
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • Animal Photo
  • Name Posted on zoo Kiosk
  • Family 4 pack of tickets to Wonderland of Lights

$250

  • Adoption Certificate
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • Animal Photo
  • Name Posted on zoo Kiosk
  • Family 4 pack of tickets to Wonderland of Lights
  • *Plush animal of your Adopted Animal
  • Private chat with a zoo professional about your animal
  • $25 off an Animal Meet & Greet

$500

  • Adoption Certificate
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • Animal Photo
  • Name Posted on zoo Kiosk
  • Family 4 pack of tickets to Wonderland of Lights
  • *Plush animal of your Adopted Animal
  • **Choice between a Big Cat, Otter, or Penguin Meet & Greet OR an Enrichment Experience for two with an animal and its zookeeper
*While supplies last. If your animal plush is not available, an alternative plush choice will be offered (Choose one of three options:  Red Panda, Lion, Wolf)
**Not all animals are available for Meet & Greets. If your adopted animal is unable for a Meet & Greet, an alternate animal will be offered. Please note Rhino Meet & Greets/ Enrichment Experiences are not included in any Level 4 (ADOPT) package

Choose an Animal

All Animals

Mammals

Birds

Reptiles & Amphibians