Adopt a Wild Child

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

Thank you to hundreds of generous animal lovers who adopt Kansas City Zoo animals every year. Find your name on our online recognition list!

Individual Adoption Packages

$50 Package

  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Framed animal photo
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Expeditions subscription (Zoo newsletter)
  • Online recognition for one year

$100 Package

  • Includes all $50 package benefits
  • Animal plush
  • 2 Rides wristbands
  • Wild Child Breakfast invitation for two

$250 Package

  • Includes all $50 package benefits
  • Choice of KC Zoo mug or tumbler
  • Plush animal
  • 4 Zoo passes or 4 platinum rides wristbands
  • Wild Child Breakfast invitation (plus one guest)

$500 Package

  • Includes all $50 package benefits
  • Choice of KC Zoo mug or tumbler
  • Plush animal
  • 4 Zoo passes or 4 platinum rides wristbands
  • Docent-led African golf cart safari for up to 4 people
  • Invitations to Conservation Series speakers and zoo trips

Community & Social Organization Adoption Packages

$100 Package

  • One framed animal photo
  • One animal fact sheet
  • Personalized official adoption certificate
  • up to 30 Zoo stickers

$250 Package

  • Includes all $100 package benefits
  • Kansas City Zoo keepsake (up to 30)

$500 Package

  • Includes all $100 and $250 package benefits
  • An original 11"×14” Zoo animal painting (works of art by our artistic animals) which will be presented to the class or group by a Zoo representative.

Corporate Adoptions

In order to conserve, entertain, and educate our visitors, to instill a respect for nature, we need the continuous support of the entire Kansas City area. As a business or corporation, you can adopt the animal of your choice for one year. Your tax-deductible donation will ensure that our animals will continue to receive the very best quality of care.

Show your favorite animal that you care.

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