Share the Care at Brookfield Zoo

Featured Creatures

Red Pandas - Do you know someone who just likes to hang out? They would love a Share the Care adoption of our new red pandas. These critters like to hang out, too--in trees! They will be living in Brookfield Zoo's new exhibit Wild Encounters (opening July 1). Adopt a Red Panda!




Kecil Orangutan arrived at Brookfield Zoo this past June to be introduced to his surrogate mom, 53-year-old Maggie, after his biological mother showed little interest in caring for him. With Maggie's calm demeanor and prior success as a surrogate, she is able to find room in her life to care for another's offspring.. Adopt Kecil Orangutan today!


Magic Dolphin was hand-reared by dedicated caregivers when his mom, Spree, did not provide adequate maternal care following his birth. Today, Magic is doing well and has been successfully introduced to another young dolphin, Merlin, and his mom, Tapeko. . Adopt Magic Dolphin today!


Potoka Giraffe has a curious, sweet, and laid-back personality, and this one-year-old reticulated giraffe is a favorite among the keeper staff at Habitat Africa! The Savannah. (He seems to think keepers are part of his herd! He enjoys receiving treats and scratches from them.) An adoption of Potoka is the perfect gift for someone in your life with the same personality. Just purchase one of the package options below. Adopt Potoka Giraffe today!

Western Lowland Gorilla Nora is still clinging close to mom, Koola. She was born on November 4, 2013. Western lowland gorillas are considered critically endangered in the wild. As part of our participation in the Species Survival Plan, an inter-zoo managed breeding program, we are contributing to the overall welfare of this species. Adopt Nora Gorilla today!

Adoption Packages

Basic Package $35 (For all Featured Creatures)

  • 5”x 7” color photograph of selected animal in display frame
  • Personalized certificate of adoption
  • Species fact sheet
  • Share the Care Program decal
  • Invitation to the exclusive Share the Care Evening in summer 2015 (ticket purchase required)

Plush Package $65 (not currently available for "Nora" Gorilla)

  • All the benefits of the Basic Package
  • 4 Free tickets to Share the Care Evening in summer 2015
  • Plush animal of selected species

Check out the full list of available animals!

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Women's Board

Women's Board

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