Animal Adoption - Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Animal Adoption summer event?

The annual Animal Adoption summer event is usually held on a weekend date in early August. If you are an Animal Adoption program participant, you should receive your invitation in the mail the first week in July. The summer event is a special night when the zoo is open after regular hours as a special privilege for Animal Adoption program participants.

Where does my donation go?

Your contribution to the Animal Adoption program goes to help Brookfield Zoo provide expert care for your animal.

What happens if my animal is transferred to another zoo?

Your donation is automatically transferred to the next available animal within the species. A letter is sent to notify you of this transfer. However, you are welcome to contact the Animal Adoption program and arrange to transfer to a different animal of your choice.

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