Adopting lets you play an important and direct role in promoting the well-being of your favorite Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium residents. Your gift helps provide for the care, feeding, and enrichment of the animals, while supporting the Zoo’s commitment to wildlife conservation, both locally and around the world.
Please note: holiday orders placed after Tuesday, December 19 cannot be promised delivery before Monday, December 25. Thank you for your understanding and support of the program!
All animal species at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium are available for adoption. The name of each adopter is posted on the Adopt-An-Animal page on the Zoo's website (monthly) and on the Adopt-An-Animal board located next to the Safari Gift Shop on Zoo grounds (updated each spring). All levels of adoption packages include a personalized adoption certificate, a magnet, monthly Z-mail updates, and an issue of our Zoo Insider newsletter!
All adoptions are valid for a one-year period and may be renewed annually. Adopted animals may have multiple adoptive donors and no ownership rights are conferred by adopting an animal. All adopted animals remain in the care and custody of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, but we hope you will visit often! Adopting an animal is also a great project for a classroom or school group; your school's mascot species may even be a Zoo resident!
All residents of the zoo are available for adoption. Your adopted animal will remain at the Zoo under the care of our expert keepers, ready and waiting for you to visit as often as you can!
Adopt an animal today by filling out the form below and sending it to us, or you can make your donation online! Please allow 2-3 weeks for your adoption package to arrive.
Adopt-An-Animal Mail-In Form
Mail your form to:
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Or email to firstname.lastname@example.org