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African Crowned Crane

African Lion

African Elephant

American Bald Eagle

American White Alligator

Asian Elephant

Australian Lorikeet

California Sea Lion

Dromedary Camel

Grizzly Bear

Hartman's Zebra


Masai Giraffe



Polar Bear

Pygmy Hippo

Rockhopper Penguin

Rodriques Fruit Bat


Siberian Tiger

Snow Leopard

Steller's Sea Eagle

Sumatran Tiger

Western Lowland Gorilla






Why A.D.O.P.T.S.?

Animals Depend On People to Survive

From wombats to elephants, all of the animals at the Louisville Zoo need care and feeding. The Louisville Zoo spends over $400,000 to feed our amazing collection of animal ambassadors each year.

You can help cover some of the cost by participating in our A.D.O.P.T.S. program. All funds received through the A.D.O.P.T.S. program go toward feeding and caring for the animals at the Louisville Zoo.


Online Adoptions

There are two ways to Adopt

  1. Online via our secure server:
    Simply click here to adopt one of the animals listed below.

  2. Mail or Fax directly to the Zoo:
    Click here for a downloadable printable form.

P.O. Box 37250
Louisville, KY 40233
Fax: (502) 459-2196

Please allow two business days for processing.

ADOPT at one of the following levels:





Adoption Certificate, Name on Website & Picture/Info Card

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Photo Button of Your Animal

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Plush Animal



Don't see the animal you want to adopt? Call (502) 238-5389 or email for other options.

Meet Our Adoptive Parents

Click here for the full list of "adopted" animals and their "parents".


If you have questions about adopting for a group or customizing your adoption at a higher level, email or call (502) 238-5389.

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