Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



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Adopt a Species!

Adopt for yourself, a relative, or a friend. Adopt a Species makes a one-of-a-kind present. The Adopt a Species program supports the National Zoo's extraordinary work in the conservation and care of the world's rarest animals.

1) Decide what level of adoption you want.

2) Order online or PDFprint the mail-in form.


Adoptable Species

Shipping is free! Adopt packages ship anywhere within the US and Canada. Packages at the $65 level and above are shipped via FedEx and all other packages are shipped via USPS.

Orders will be processed and shipped for arrival within 7 to 10 business days.

Please note: FONZ membership is not a benefit of adopting a species.

Interested in membership?

Join FONZ or Give the gift of FONZ membership today!

Questions? Email us.