Adopt an Animal

Adopt an animal at Cameron Park Zoo

By adopting an animal at the Cameron Park Zoo, you share your love for animals by helping ours receive the best possible care. With exciting new benefits such as personal meet and greets with animals and their keepers, there has never been a more exciting time to support the Zoo. For just $100.00, you can go where only zookeepers go! Children must be accompanied by an adult. (No children under 6 can be permitted behind the scenes)

Adopting an animal for yourself or as a gift is both rewarding and fun. The Zoo is currently home to over 1,300 animals from around the world, many of which are rare and endangered. Your adoption purchase provides funding for enrichment for these animals as well as conservation efforts that benefit their wild counterparts.

$25 – certificate, animal fact sheet, photo of your adopted animal
$50 – all of the above plus a stuffed animal
$100 – all of the above plus one behind the scenes with your adopted animal (when available) and one of the animal’s keepers (Up to 4 guests)- Behind the Scenes experience must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

Also available: Animal Painting Experience! See information at bottom of page.

 Purchase your Adoption Package

**Please fill in the recipient’s information in the “registrant” area then use the purchasers information for the billing information.**


Animals available for adoption

  • Reticulated/Massai Giraffe
  • African Elephant
  • African Lion
  • Sumatran/Bornean Orangutan
  • Sumatran Tiger
  • Komodo Dragon
  • North American Black Bear
  • Southern White Rhino

Animal Painting Experience

Observe an animal creating a one of a kind painting just for you! Go behind the scenes to meet the Zookeeper and learn about your animal artist. Cost is $250.00.

Choose your specific animal (Elephant, Orangutan, Tiger or Bear) and receive your 11×14 canvas at the end of your tour.

Be sure to choose your three colors at checkout!

Purchase your Animal Painting Experience Package

**Please fill in the recipient’s information in the “registrant” area then use the purchasers information for the billing information.**


Contact Terri Cox at terrico@wacotx.gov for more information on the animals & behind the scenes experiences.
Contact Kristi Webb at specialevents@cameronparkzoo.com for adoption information.
If you don’t see the animal you would like to adopt on our list, please contact us.