ADOPT AN ANIMAL

Become a proud support of a Pueblo Zoo animal today! By adopting an animal, you help to feed and care for that animal, while also supporting education and conservation programs at the zoo. 

Choose the level that is right for you:​

$30

$65

$125

Advocate

  • Adoption certificate

  • Animal fact sheet

  • Professional animal photo

  • Gift message (optional)

  • Free shipping

Protector

  • Adoption certificate

  • Animal fact sheet

  • Professional animal photo

  • Gift message (optional)​

  • Free shipping

  • Premium animal plush

  • Two Pueblo Zoo tickets

Guardian

  • Adoption certificate

  • Animal fact sheet

  • Professional animal photo

  • Gift message (optional)​

  • Free shipping

  • Premium animal plush

Adoption program animals: River otter, Red panda, African painted dog, African lion, African penguin, Ring-tailed lemur 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How quickly will my Adopt package arrive?

Adopt packages usually arrive within 10 business days. Please let us know if you have a rush situation and we will do our best to accommodate you.

 

Is my Adoption a tax-deductible gift?

The $65 Guardian and $125 Protector levels are both fully tax-deductible. The $30 Advocate level does not qualify for a tax deduction but does support the animals you love. 

 

Can you tell me more about the plush animal I will receive?

The plush animals are high-quality 12″ plush. They are great for gift giving! Yes, the plush animal will be the same animal as your Adopt.

 

Does the animal actually belong to me?

Your adoption is symbolic, but it directly supports the care of the animal you adopt. 

 

Will anyone else get to adopt this animal?

Yes. It takes the support of more than one adoption to feed and care for an animal all year. 

 

Can I name my Adopted animal?

All our zoo residents already have names. We will include the animal's name in your adoption package whenever possible. 
 

May I Adopt onsite at the Zoo?

No. All adoptions must be completed online, over the phone or by mail. The package will be shipped to you or the gift recipient. 

 

How long does my adoption last?Each adoption lasts for one year. When your year is up, you may renew your adoption online, over the phone or by mail. Our animal family would love to have your continued support.

 

Who can I contact if I have further questions?

Please contact us at ldypold@pueblozoo.org or 719-561-1452 ext. 127. 

Thank you to our current Adoptive Parents!

 

Animal Protectors

Chuck Marcovecchio - African Lion (Nov 2018)

Noah Brown - North American River Otter (Dec 2018)

Calvin Davis - African Penguin (Dec 2018)

Charles Marcovecchio - North American River Otter (Jan 2019)

Charles Marcovecchio - African Painted Dog (Feb 2019)

The Mark Pittman Family - Ringtail Lemur (May 2019)

Lana Barger - Red panda (July 2019)

Gabby Myers - African Painted Dog (July 2019)

Charles Marcovecchio - African Penguin (Sept 2019)

Danielle Lily Myers - Red pandas (Nov 2019)

 

Animal Guardians

Susan Gornick - Red Panda (Dec 2018)

Lucy Story - Red Panda (Dec 2018)

Elisa Story - African Lion (Dec 2018)

Thomas Mellow - North American River Otter (Dec 2018)

Gabe Mellow - Ringtailed Lemur (Dec 2018)

Kari Czarnota - Red Panda (Dec 2018)

Charles Marcovecchio - Red panda (Jan 2019)

Lucy Story - North American River Otter (Oct 2019)

Elisa Story - Ringtailed Lemur (Oct 2019)

Animal Advocates

Neil Austin III - African Penguin (Nov 2018)

Ann Dominguez - African Penguin (Dec 2018)

Tamara Powers-Maestas - Red Panda (Dec 2018)

Grace McCann - African Painted Dog (Aug 2019)

Zack Thorson - African Painted Dog (Oct 2019)

Brax Thorson - African Penguin (Oct 2019)

 

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Pueblo Zoo  • 3455 Nuckolls Ave.  •  Pueblo, CO 81005  

Phone: 719-561-1452  Fax: 719-561-8986

 

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