Adopt A Wild Child
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. Learn more
$50 A framed animal photo, an animal fact sheet, an official adoption certificate, an Expeditions subscription (Zoo newsletter) and an Adopt A Wild Child picnic invitation (picnic is held late summer or early fall).
$100 Same as the $50 level, plus an Adopt A Wild Child t-shirt and four (4) Zoo passes.
$250 Same as the $50 level, plus an Adopt A Wild Child t-shirt, an invitation to the free, unique and educational “Meet the Keepers” breakfast (usually held in the spring) and six (6) Zoo passes.
$500 Same as the $50 level, plus an Adopt A Wild Child t-shirt, an invitation to the free, unique and educational “Meet the Keepers” breakfast, eight (8) Zoo passes and an exclusive two hour docent-led golf cart tour. Enjoy the Zoo on your own private golf cart! Five (5) people maximum per tour. All tours must be scheduled at least one week in advance.
Schools and Social Organizations
$100 One framed animal photo, one animal fact sheet, an official adoption certificate and up to 30 Adopt A Wild Child tattoos.
$250 Same as the $100 level, plus a Kansas City Zoo keepsake (up to 30).
$500 Same as the $250 level, plus an original 11x14” Zoo animal painting (works of art by our artistic animals) which will be presented to the class or group by a Zoo representative.
$1,000 Same as the $500 level, plus the exclusive Zoomobile program. The Zoomobile brings the Kansas City Zoo to you! This incorporates slides, biofacts (animal artifacts) that can be touched or live animals! This special opportunity is available for up to 30 kids and is not available during the month of May. The Zoomobile travels within a 70-mile radius of the Zoo.
Animals Available for Adoption - please indicate on your order form
Western Lowland Gorilla
Golden Lion Tamarin
African Painted Dog
New Guinea Singing Dog
Red River Hog
Asian Small-Clawed Otter
North American River Otter
Eastern Black Rhinoceros
California Sea Lion
Matchie's Tree Kangaroo
African Crowned Crane
African Fish Eagle
African Ground Hornbill
Southern Rockhopper Penguin
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If your animal is not on this list please let us know.
On behalf of the animals at the Zoo, Thank You!