Animal Adoption Means Sharing the Care

Caring for animals and their habitats is central to the Chicago Zoological Society's mission. A trained and dedicated staff provides the best care possible through a commitment to the health and well-being of the animals.

When you choose to adopt an animal, you'll be sharing the care. In addition to contributing to their daily care, you are also helping research and conservation efforts within the zoo and around the world.

See the Full List of Available Animals    
Meet Our Featured Creatures

How can I "adopt" an animal?

  • You can purchase an "Animal Adoption" package online. Review the list of available animals, select your favorite animal, choose your giving level, and order your animal adoption package today!
  • Or, check out our special Featured Creature packages which are also available for online purchase.
  • If you do not wish to purchase online, call (708) 688-8341.

Your Animal Adoption program participation combined with your contributions to other zoo programs may qualify you for status in the Society's Elite Status program, which allows our members and supporters insider access to some of the exciting behind-the-scenes activities at Brookfield Zoo. For more information, click the link above or call (708) 688-8560.

Animal Adoption Summer Evening: The 2022 day at the zoo for Animal Adoption program participants took place on Sunday, August 7, 2022. We hope you were able to join us. We look forward to seeing you in 2023. Thank you for your generous support. 

For 2022 purchases: Under IRS guidelines, we are required to disclose an estimate of goods or services received in return for contributions over $75. The estimated fair market value of goods and services received with the Caregiver package is $16, Partner package is $24, Advocate, Guardian, and Champion packages is $32.

Any questions?
Call us at (708) 688-8341 with questions, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page, or e-mail your question to

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