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Adopt a Giant Panda

giant panda

The giant panda has come to symbolize the plight of the world's vanishing wildlife. There are only about 1,800 giant pandas living in the wild in China. The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute has been at the forefront of giant panda conservation by maintaining a healthy captive population, and working with Chinese partners to protect the panda's natural habitat. Adopt a giant panda 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 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 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 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!