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Adopt a Red Panda

Bring a red panda into your home, because red is the new black and white! The $75 Adopt package includes a plush and a photo-filled, five-card set, including a postcard, certificate, Build a Zoo Animal card and more. It's easy to show your support for your favorite animal, both here at the Zoo and around the world.

Adopt a Species to give the perfect gift to the animal lover in your life — even if the animal lover is you.

When you symbolically adopt an animal, you support Friends of the National Zoo in its efforts to help the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute save species.

Adopt Package Options

$75 packages are on sale for $65!

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

  • 12-inch plush
  • New photo-filled five-card set, including:
    • Postcard
    • Two animal fact cards
    • Build a Zoo Animal activity
    • Certificate

Shipping is free! Adopt packages ship anywhere within the contiguous U.S. (excludes PR, AK, HI and APO/DPO)

Due to safety precautions, Adopt a Species packages will take additional time to be processed and shipped. Thank you for your patience and generous support.

Have a question about an Adopt package? Contact us.

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


At the $1,000 level, your Adopt package goes way beyond an animal carrier box. During your exclusive meet-a-keeper tour, you'll learn about your favorite animal from the people who are leading the conservation charge here at the Zoo. It's the perfect opportunity for a special moment, too—from birthday gifts to engagements.

Packages at this level include:

  • Exclusive meet-a-keeper tour (subject to availability)
  • 12-inch plush
  • Postcard
  • Certificate

Shipping is free! Adopt packages ship anywhere within the contiguous U.S. (excludes PR, AK, HI and APO/DPO)

Due to safety precautions, Adopt a Species packages will take additional time to be processed and shipped. Thank you for your patience and generous support.

Have a question about an Adopt package? Contact us.

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

This package is currently unavailable.