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. 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

$25 – certificate, animal fact sheet, photo of your adopted animal
$50 – all of the above plus a stuffed animal (Certificate to redeem for a plush animal from the Zootique Gift Shop)
$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.

 Purchase your Adoption Package

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


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.**


Underwater Messages

Do you know someone who has a birthday coming up, or perhaps an anniversary? Celebrate them with an underwater message in our Saltwater Aquarium! Choose from one of our pre-selected messages and then customize with your loved ones name. Your message will be displayed in our Saltwater Aquarium from open to close on the date you choose.  All proceeds will go to the Aquatics Department to help expand our animal collection, provide enrichment to our fish, and help with conservation efforts.

$75– Includes message displayed from open to close and two daily admission tickets on the date your message is to be displayed.
$150– Includes message displayed from open to close, two daily admission tickets on the date your message is to be displayed, and a behind the scenes tour of our Saltwater Aquarium (May be scheduled on a different date, if your selected date is not available for a tour).

Schedule Your Special Message


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