Animal Adoption

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens offers a unique program designed to help offer the best for its animal residents. When you become an Honorary Zookeeper in the Adopt An Animal program, you become part of the Zoo community! In return for your generous support, you’ll receive a personalized Honorary Zookeeper certificate, a color photo, facts about your animal and more. While the animal you choose to sponsor will remain at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, you will take home the satisfaction of contributing to the Zoo community. 


Annual Sponsorship Rate $35 $50 $100 $250 $500 $1,000
Certificate of Adoption X X X X X X
Picture of Animal (if available) X X X X X X
Facts about Animal (if available) X X X X X X
Wild Magazine Subscription X X X X X X
Mini Plush Animal* X
Two free passes to the Zoo & a Plush Animal* X
Four free passes to the Zoo & a Plush Animal* X
Eight free passes to the Zoo & a Plush Animal* X
10 free passes to the Zoo & a Plush Animal* X

* We will attempt to match the animal you adopt with the plush animal you receive. However, this is not always possible. If your animal isn’t available, we will substitute as needed.

Three Ways to Order

  • Order Online: You can choose to allow your full donation to go to the care and feeding of the animals. If you choose to opt out of receiving thank-you gifts and to receive only a letter of appreciation, simply type ‘- ZOO’ in the order form after the name of the animal you are adopting. Example: ‘Squirrel Monkey - ZOO.’
  • Download an application and mail or fax it in.
  • Call 904-757-4463, ext. 217
  • Email any questions to

Choose any animal at the Zoo!

This donation is tax-deductible and is valid for a period of one year. Shipping is standard, USPS mail. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is not responsible for any delays in mail once shipped. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing. No ownership rights are conferred with a donation to the program.