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Adopt A Wild Child 

Join the Kansas City Zoo family and Adopt a Wild Child. Animal adoptions are a unique, fun way to help us feed and care for our more than 1,100 animals.

For less than a dollar a day, you can help add to our naturalistic habitats, purchase toys for animal enrichment, and provide hundreds of pounds of food each day. An annual gift provides food each day for your favorite "wild child." Adopt Now.

Show your favorite animal that you care.

As an adopting individual, family, group, or corporation, you will receive weekly e-news and the quarterly newsletter Expeditions throughout the year, other fun wild perks, and an invitation to the annual adoption picnic. Visit the Kansas City Zoo often—you’ll see your adoption at work!

Your company can make a difference! Corporations have the opportunity to decide which animal to adopt, then chose from multiple levels, each of which comes with public acknowledgement to benefit your company. 

Click here for Individual Adoptions 

Click here for Community & Social Organization Adoptions 

Click here for Corporate Adoptions


Animals Available for Adoption - please indicate on your order form


Blue Monkey

Bornean Orangutan


Francois Langur

Golden Lion Tamarin 

Guinea Baboon

Lion-Tailed Macaque 

Mona Monkey

Red-Capped Mangabey

Ring-Tailed Lemur

Saki Monkey

Squirrel Monkey

Western Lowland Gorilla

White-Cheeked Gibbon


African Crested Porcupine

African Elephant

African Lion

African Painted Dog

Amur Leopard

Asian Small-Clawed Otter

Bat-Eared Fox

Black-Footed Cat


California Sea Lion


Domestic Donkey

Domestic Goat

Domestic Sheep

Dromedary Camel

Eastern Black Rhinoceros

Grant's Zebra 



Masai Giraffe

Matschie Tree Kangaroo

New Guinea Singing Dog

North American River Otter

Parma Wallaby

Polar Bear

Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine

Prevost's Squirrel

Pygmy Goat

Red Kangaroo

Red Panda

Red River Hog

Rock Hyrax

Scimitar-Horned Oryx


Slender-Tailed Meerkat


Sumatran Tiger

Yellow-Backed Duiker 


Aldabra Tortoise

Black-Throated Monitor

Blue Poison Dart Frog

Burmese Python

Green Tree Python

Leopard Tortoise

Marine Toad

Slender-Snouted Crocodile

Spotted Python

White’s Tree Frog


African Crowned Crane

African Fish Eagle  

African Ground Hornbill

American Bald Eagle

Bali Mynah

Black Swan

Chilean Flamingo

Eclectus Parrot

Gentoo Penguin

Humboldt Penguin

King Penguin


Lappet-Faced Vulture




Rainbow Lorikeet

Rhinoceros Hornbill

Saddle-Billed Stork

Silvery-Cheeked Hornbill

Southern Rockhopper Penguin

Spectacled Owl

Straw-Necked Ibis

Tawny Frogmouth

Trumpeter Swan 



Love the Wings of Wonder birds? 

Are you amazed and awed by the birds in our daily show. You can adopt them too!


Don't See The Animal You Want To Adopt?

If you have any questions, or would like to adopt an animal that is not on the list, or would like to pay by check, please call 816-595-1218 or e-mail meredithkusky@fotzkc.org  If your animal is not on this list please let us know.

On behalf of the animals at the Zoo, Thank You!



Thank You to our Corporate Sponsors
$2,500 Level Adoption
$500 Level Adoption