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.

Complete your zoo animal adoption online today.

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

Special event opportunity coming up for our Animal Adoptive Parents! If you are an animal parent in our adoption program, you will soon receive a postcard in the mail which will entitle you to free entry to our Christmas for the Animals event on December 11th! Once you receive the postcard, simply bring it and a food donation (details on postcard) to the zoo during the event and you will receive free entry for you and your family! Click here to learn more about Christmas for the Animals.

Contact Carrie at adoptions@alaskazoo.org or (907) 947-9835 with questions about adoptions.

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.
  • $30 Level:  flying squirrel, Jacob's sheep, magpie, petting zoo goat, rooster
  • $50 Level:  merlin, miniature donkey, sharp-shinned hawk, short-eared owl
  • $75 Level:  great gray owl, peregrine falcon, porcupine, raven, red-tailed hawk
  • $100 Level:  arctic fox, great horned owl, red fox, Sitka deer, trumpeter swan, wolverine
  • $200 Level:  alpaca, coyote, Dall sheep, golden eagle, lynx, reindeer, river otter
  • $250 Level:  bald eagle, mountain goat, musk ox, Tibetan yak
  • $300 Level:  Bactrian camel, black bear, moose
  • $500 Level:  brown bear, harbor seal, wolf
  • $1,000 Level:  Amur tiger, polar bear, snow leopard