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Special Holiday Adoption Package

Are you looking for a unique holiday gift? Include the warm feeling of providing care for the animals at the Louisville Zoo in your holiday gift giving plans.

For a limited time we are offering a Special Holiday Animal Adoption Package for only $60 (regularly priced at $75) an adoption of a polar bear for our Winter Holiday Season.

Don't wait this offer
ENDS Dec. 22.

Order by December 19
for holiday delivery.

Your packet will include:

A certificate of adoption

An photo/info card

Your name listed on our website as an adoptive parent

A photo button
of your animal

8 plush toy


Click HERE to purchase this special offer online.

If you prefer to fax or mail your Adoption, click HERE to download a form.






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.

ADOPTS Animals include 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, Lemur, Masai Giraffe, Meerkats, Orangutan, Polar Bear, Pygmy Hippo, Rockhopper Penguin, Rodriques Fruit Bat, Siamang, Siberian Tiger, Snow Leopard, teller's Sea Eagle, Sumatran Tiger, Western Lowland Gorilla and White Rhinoceros.

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

* * *

Photo Button of Your Animal

  * *

Plush Animal



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

E-Gift Card: 

Not sure what animal to adopt?  Purchase an E-Gift Card redeemable for an ADOPTS or other Zoo purchases. 

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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The information you submit is for internal use only and will not be sold to or used by other parties.