Utica Zoo Animal Adoptions

Help the Utica Zoo care for our more than 200 animals by symbolically adopting one of them! Your adoption helps us provide food, vitamins, supplements, enrichment, veterinary care, exhibit upgrades, modifications, and anything else the animals may need. We greatly appreciate your interest in adopting one of our beautiful animals!

How do you adopt? Select one of our animals (follow the link to see who lives at our zoo) and then follow one of the “Adopt Today” buttons on the adoption options down below

Red Panda Adoption Photo

Monthly Level

$ 30-500+ Monthly Payment
  • Postcards from the Utica Zoo
  • Rewards of the Chosen Adoption Level

Buddy Level

$ 30-49 One Time Payment
  • Printed Adoption Certificate
  • Fact Sheet About Your Adopted Animal
  • Recognition in Zoo News

Side Kick Level

$ 50-99 One Time Payment
  • Printed Adoption Certificate
  • 5x7 Photograph of Adopted Animal
  • Fact Sheet About Your Adopted Animal
  • Recognition in ZooNews

Companion Level

$ 100-249 One Time Payment
  • Gift Certificate for 8" plush toy
  • UZ Bookmark
  • Printed Adoption Certificate
  • 5x7 Photo of Your Adopted Animal
  • Fact Sheet About Your Adopted Animal
  • Recognition in Zoo News

Champion Level

$ 250-499 One Time Payment
  • 4 Day Passes ($32 value)
  • Gift Certificate for 8" plush toy
  • Your Choice of UZ Pennant OR UZ Bookmark
  • Printed Adoption Certificate
  • 5x7 Photo of Your Adopted Animal
  • Fact Sheet About Your Adopted Animal
  • Recognition in Zoo News

Guardian Level

$ 500+ One Time Payment
  • Family Membership ($79 value)
  • 4 Day Passes ($32 value)
  • Gift Certificate for 8" Plush Toy
  • Your Choice of UZ Keychain, UZ Pennant, OR UZ Bookmark
  • Printed Adoption Certificate
  • 5x7 Photo of Your Adopted Animal
  • Fact Sheet About Your Adopted Animal
  • Recognition in Zoo News

Utica Zoo Memberships also make for a great add on gift. Click Here to learn more!

Please allow 7-10 business days for process and delivery. There will be a $25 service charge for all returned checks.

Animals, like all living things, are subject to change (death, loan to another zoo, etc.). No refunds.

Contact info@uticazoo.org or 315-738-0472 with any questions.