Animal Adoptions

Animal Adoptions are a fun way for you to show how much you love one of our very special animals. By adopting an animal, you help support that animal's care, education programs and wildlife conservation for one year. Animal Adoptions make a great gift for the animal lovers in your life!

Animal Adoptions range in cost from $75 to $1000 for a one year adoption. All adoptive parents will receive a base packet which includes:

  • A Personalized Adoption Certificate
  • Matted 4×6 inch photo of your animal
  • Your animal’s story
  • Fact sheet about the species

Adoption Levels


You will receive the base packet.


You will receive the base packet, plus 4 animal postcards and an animal magnet.


You will receive the above packages plus an 8x10 photo of your animal and a MMZ sticker.


You will receive the above packages plus 1 Family Pass and a Guided Tour of the Zoo.

Gold Level Adoptions

Show your special interest for the animal you chose to support by becoming a Gold Level Donor. Adoptions are renewable every year, and are intended to last for the lifetime of your animal.

Gold Level Adoption is $1,000 each year and includes:

  • All Packages Above
  • Matted 8×10 inch photo of your animal
  • Gold Membership Pass good for General Admission to the Zoo for up to 2 adults and 6 children for 1 year.
  • 10% off all Mill Mountain Zoo Gift Shop Merchandise
  • Sign with the names of adopters (may include up to 5 names) displayed on your animal’s enclosure for the year
  • Invitation to annual Parent’s Day picnic for Gold Level Adopters
  • Adoptions are 100% tax deductible

Animals Available for Adoption

  • Snow Leopard
  • Eurasian Lynx
  • Pallas Cat
  • Red Wolf
  • Asian Small-Clawed Otter
  • Indian Crested Porcupine
  • Red Panda
  • Red Fox
  • Burmese Python
  • Bald Eagle
  • Raccoon
  • Florida Sandhill Crane
  • Sulcata Tortoise
  • Barn Owl
  • Red-Tailed Boa

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