Animal Adoptions

Animal Adoptions

Our animal adoptions make great gifts for your kids, family members, friends, co-workers, and employees. Anyone can adopt, including individuals or groups (classes, troops, businesses, etc.).  Adoptions run for one year from the date of purchase and can be renewed from year to year for as long as you wish. Adoption fees are a tax deductible donation, and all funds go directly toward caring for our animals.

Click here to complete your zoo animal adoption online today. Check out our animal president candidates, too! They are now available at all levels of adoption through November 8th!

Download the Animal Adoption Form (PDF). This form is not needed for online transactions.

Contact Carrie at or (907) 947-9835 with questions about the adoption program.

Adoption Recognition:

  • All adoptive parents' names are displayed on our Zoo Parents' Board near the entrance
  • All parents receive an adoption certificate, animal history sheet, and a letter of adoption
  • All parents receive an invitation to Zoo Parent Night for two people. Invitations are mailed prior to the event which is held each summer. 
  • $100 level receives the above plus an extra two guests to Zoo Parent Night.
  • $200 level receives the above plus a guided tour for two people (admission fees apply)
  • $300 level receives the above plus their name displayed near their animal's enclosure
  • $500 level receives the above plus a plus a behind-the-scenes feeding with their animal for two people and an additional two guests on the guided tour
  • $1,000 level receives the above plus ten one-time zoo passes

Adoption List:

  • Note: Adoptions are non-refundable. In the unlikely event that an animal passes away and is still listed on the web page, the purchaser will be contacted to choose a new animal at the same level.
  • ELECTION SPECIAL! You may now adopt George the magpie, Denali the wolf and Ahpun the polar bear at any adoption level through the end of our Animal Presidential Election on November 8th.
  • $30 Level:  flying squirrel, Jacob's sheep, magpie, petting zoo goat, rooster, animal presidential candidates
  • $50 Level:  merlin, miniature donkey, sharp-shinned hawk, short-eared owl, animal presidential candidates
  • $75 Level:  goshawk, great gray owl, porcupine, raven, red-tailed hawk, animal presidential candidates
  • $100 Level:  arctic fox, great horned owl, red fox, Sitka deer, trumpeter swan, wolverine, animal presidential candidates
  • $200 Level:  alpaca, coyote, Dall sheep, golden eagle, lynx, reindeer, river otter, animal presidential candidates
  • $250 Level:  bald eagle, mountain goat, musk ox, Tibetan yak, animal presidential candidates
  • $300 Level:  Bactrian camel, black bear, moose, animal presidential candidates
  • $500 Level:  brown bear, harbor seal, wolf, animal presidential candidates
  • $1,000 Level:  Amur tiger, polar bear, snow leopard, animal presidential candidates