Adopt an Animal

Please note that we are currently unable to schedule behind the scenes tours

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
  • Southern White Rhino
  • North American River Otter
  • Mountain Lion (Not available at $100 level)

$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 at the member entrance)
(Behind the scenes not currently available due to COVID-19) $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 Artwork

At Cameron Park Zoo, enrichment is an important part of the care and husbandry programs provided for each species housed at our facility. Enrichment programs play an important role in the physical and psychological well being of the animals. Several of our animals participate in our animal art enrichment program where they either blow paint or use a paint brush to create unique paintings. Shop the collection and have a one of a kind painting delivered to you.

Shop the Artwork


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).

Please call 254-750-8415 to schedule your 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.