Bring a western lowland gorilla into your home! The $75 Adopt package includes a stuffed animal 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 conservationist in your life — even if the conservationist is you.
Western lowland gorillas, the world's largest primates, are critically endangered and face an uncertain future in Africa's remaining equatorial forests. The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, in coordination with other conservation organizations, is working to ensure the future of gorillas in the wild.
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.