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 1,700 animals.
For less than a dollar a day, you can help add to our naturalistic habitats, purchase toys for animal enrichment, bring new animals to the zoo and provide hundreds of pounds of food each day. An annual gift provides enrichment 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.
- $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 your choice of either four Zoo passes or four Platinum Rides Wristbands.
- $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 your choice of either six Zoo passes or six Platinum Rides Wristbands.
- $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, your choice of either eight Zoo passes or eight Platinum Rides Wristbands AND an exclusive two hour docent-led golf cart tour. Enjoy the Zoo on your own private golf cart! Five people maximum per tour. All tours must be scheduled at least one week in advance.
Community & Social Organization Adoptions
- $100 One framed animal photo, one animal fact sheet, an official adoption certificate and up to 30 Zoo stick on 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 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.
- $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.
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 menagerie of more than 1,100 animals that call the Kansas City Zoo home will continue to receive quality care.