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Supporting Knoxville Zoo, One Animal at a Time.

Adopt-an-Animal

Knoxville Zoo's Adopt-an-Animal program provides funding that goes toward the care for more than 800 animals that call the zoo home.  Any animal currently at Knoxville Zoo can be adopted.  By becoming an Adopt-an-Animal parent, you can help provide a year of care for your favorite Knoxville Zoo animal.  Animal adoptions help to ensure the animals at the zoo are receive the nutritous diet they require, the best cutting-edge health care possible and a safe and happy environment in which to live.  Through Knoxville Zoo's Adopt-an-Animal program, you can support Knoxville Zoo, one animal at a time.

Adopt-an-Animal as a Gift!

Adoptions are the perfect gift to give the animal lover in your life that lasts the whole year through!  Your friends and family members would love to have a Knoxville Zoo animal adopted and cared for in their name.  You can purchase an adoption to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, holidays or for any reason at all!

 

Click here to Adopt-an-Animal!

 

Adoption Options:

Starter Set - $25

  • Personalized certificate of adoption with animals facts included
  • Photo of your adopted species
  • One issue of Knoxville Zoo's Wild Wonders magazine
  • Gift Tag (if requested)
  • Recognition of your adoption in Wild Wonders magazine

Adopt flat pack

Flat Pack - $40

  • Personalized certificate of adoption
  • Photo of your adopted species
  • Fact sheet about your adopted species
  • A copy of the most recent issue of Knoxville Zoo's Wild Wonders
  • A one-year subscription to Wild Wonders magazine
  • Recognition of your adoption in Wild Wonders magazine
  • A gift tag (if requested)
  • Mailed in a Knoxville Zoo Adopt-an-Animal folder
Note:  The Flat Pack is not shipped in a 1-gallon paint can and does not include a plush animal.

Critter in a CrateCritter in a Crate - $75

  • Personalized certificate of adoption
  • Photo of your adopted species
  • Fact sheet about your adopted species
  • A copy of the most recent issue of Knoxville Zoo's Wild Wonders
  • A one-year subscription to Wild Wonders magazine
  • Recognition of your adoption in Wild Wonders magazine
  • A plush of your adopted species
  • A gift tag (if requested)
  • Keeper Chat
  • Shipped in a decorative Adopt-an-Animal "critter crate"

EinsteinEinstein Package - $50

  • Personalized certificate of adoption
  • 8" x 10" photo of Einstein
  • Fact sheet about Einstein
  • A copy of the most recent issue of Knoxville Zoo's Wild Wonders    
  • A one-year subscription to Wild Wonders magazine
  • Recognition of your adoption in Wild Wonders magazine
  • A gift tag (if requested)
  • Mailed in a Knoxville Zoo Adopt-an-Animal folder
Note:  The Einstein Package is not shipped in a 1-gallon paint can and does not come with a plush animal

Adopt classroomClassrooms Go Wild - $100

  • Personalized certificate of adoption
  • Photo of your adopted species
  • Fact sheet about your adopted species
  • A copy of the most recent issue of Knoxville Zoo's Wild Wonders
  • A one-year subscription to Wild Wonders magazine
  • Recognition of your adoption in Wild Wonders magazine
  • A plush of your adopted species
  • Zoo pencils for your students
  • A gift tag (if requested)
  • Shipped in a decorative Adopt-an-Animal "critter crate"
PLUS!  The opportunity to learn more about your adopted animal during a pre-scheduled education session during your school's field trip*

*When your class adopts an animal and schedules a field trip through our education department, they are eligible to attend an education session during their field trip.  Education sessions are coordinated through the Membership Coordinator following confirmation of your field trip from the education department.

 

Platinum Adoption - $500

  • The opportunity to schedule a private tour of your animal's area (subject to safety regulations and Curator approval)
  • Personalized certificate of adoption
  • Photo of your adopted species
  • Fact sheet about your adopted species
  • A copy of the most recent issue of Knoxville Zoo's Wild Wonders magazine
  • A one-year subscription to Wild Wonders magazine
  • Recognition of your adoption in Wild Wonders magazine
  • A plush of your adopted species
  • A gift tag (if requested)
  • Shipped in a decorative Adopt-an-Animal "critter crate"


FAQs:

Q:  Which animals can I adopt?

Any animal currently on exhibit at Knoxville Zoo is available for adoption.  When you adopt a Knoxville Zoo animal, the funds from your donation go to the feeding and care of that animal for one year.

Q:  How can I purchase an Adopt-an-Animal package?

Order online by clicking here or call (865) 637-5331 ext. 364

Q:  How long will my adoption last?

All animal adoptions last one year and can be renewed at any time.

Q:  I would like to purchase a Classrooms Go Wild Package so that my class can have a special education session about their adopted animal?  Where do I start?

You can order your Classrooms Go Wild Package at any time, but you must schedule your field trip before you can schedule your education session.  Please call the Education Department at (865) 637-5331 ext. 350 to schedule your field trip.

Q:  Is my Adopt-an-Animal adoption tax-deductible?

Yes, adoptions are tax-dedicutible as charitable contributions.


For more information, please call (865) 637-5331 ext. 364 or email us at cblair@knoxville-zoo.org