Adopt a California Sea Lion

Support Animals at the National Zoo

 

The California sea lion is a shining example of successful conservation efforts. Hunted nearly to extinction by the late 1800s, these animals obtained legal protection in U.S. waters in the 1930s. This protection has enabled a strong recovery for this species, and as a result, the number of pups born each year has tripled since 1975.

Adopt a California sea lion and help support Friends of the National Zoo and the Smithsonian's National Zoo in their mission to save species.

 

$50 Adopt Package

Packages at this level are shipped in an animal carrier box and include:

  • Personalized certificate
  • 5 x 7 inch matted photo
  • Fact sheet
  • *Replica animal print not available for bald eagle, California sea lion, or golden lion tamarin

$65 Adopt Package

Packages at this level are shipped in an animal carrier box and include:

  • 12 inch plush
  • Personalized certificate
  • 5 x 7 inch matted photo
  • Fact sheet

$100 Adopt Package

Packages at this level are shipped in an animal carrier box and include:

  • 12 inch plush
  • Personalized certificate
  • 5 x 7 inch matted photo
  • Fact sheet
  • *Replica animal print not available for bald eagle, California sea lion, or golden lion tamarin

$1000 Adopt Package

Packages at this level are shipped in an animal carrier box and include:

  • Private exhibit tour led by an animal keeper
  • 12 inch plush
  • Personalized certificate
  • 5 x 7 inch matted photo
  • Fact sheet
  • *Replica animal print not available for bald eagle, California sea lion, or golden lion tamarin

 

Adoptable Species