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Adopt an Asian Elephant

asian elephant

Asian elephants are classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Perhaps only 30,000 still live in forests of south and southeast Asia. For nearly 40 years, the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute has pioneered efforts to study, understand and protect Asian elephants, both in the wild and in human care. Adopt an Asian elephant and help the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute save species and support Friends of the National Zoo.

Adopt Package Options

Packages at this level include:

  • Matted replica animal track print (not available for bald eagle, California sea lion, or golden lion tamarin)
  • Personalized certificate
  • 5-inch by 7-inch photo
  • Fact sheet

Shipping is free! Adopt packages ship anywhere within the U.S. and Canada. Orders will be processed and shipped for arrival within 7 to 10 business days.

Please note that Adopt packages do not include a FONZ membership. Interested in becoming a member? Join FONZ today!


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

  • 12-inch stuffed animal
  • Personalized certificate
  • 5-inch by 7-inch photo
  • Fact sheet

Shipping is free! Adopt packages ship anywhere within the U.S. and Canada. Orders will be processed and shipped for arrival within 7 to 10 business days.

Please note that Adopt packages do not include a FONZ membership. Interested in becoming a member? Join FONZ today!


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

  • 12-inch stuffed animal
  • Matted replica animal track print (not available for bald eagle, California sea lion, or golden lion tamarin)
  • Personalized certificate
  • 5-inch by 7-inch photo
  • Fact sheet

Shipping is free! Adopt packages ship anywhere within the U.S. and Canada. Orders will be processed and shipped for arrival within 7 to 10 business days.

Please note that Adopt packages do not include a FONZ membership. Interested in becoming a member? Join FONZ today!


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

  • Private meet-a-keeper tour (subject to availability)
  • 12-inch stuffed animal
  • Matted replica animal track print (not available for bald eagle, California sea lion, or golden lion tamarin)
  • Personalized certificate
  • 5-inch by 7-inch photo
  • Fact sheet

Shipping is free! Adopt packages ship anywhere within the U.S. and Canada. Orders will be processed and shipped for arrival within 7 to 10 business days.

Please note that Adopt packages do not include a FONZ membership. Interested in becoming a member? Join FONZ today!