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.

Adopt makes a great gift for a valentine! Give your sweetheart a gift that gives back by adopting a species. Orders placed by February 8th are guaranteed delivery by Valentine’s Day.


Shipping is free! Adopt packages ship anywhere within the US and Canada.

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.

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