Thank you to our February 2020 adopters!

Tommy McGrady
David W. DeFide
Ryan Dick
Carly and Aria Vodzak
Jim and Sandy Fogle
Caleb & Theresa Denton
JHIS – Mr. Chropka’s Class
JHIS – Mrs. Fite’s Class
Alberto Suarez
Luann Walters
Anastasia, Maya and Fernando Lopez
Meg Cavanaugh
Isabella Maritz
Jacob Gigler
George Dillon
Abigail Dowling
Lily Kuza
Derek Godwin
Nick Corwin
Kelly and Scott Flick
Rachel Driscoll
Emma Schaber
Morgan Schaber
Jenna M. Jeffries
Madeline Jenkins
Kathy Gonzalez
Susan Neff
Glynnis Fernandez
JHIS Ms. Pollack Room 119
Kyle Keane
Dalton Shaffer
Duncan Keith
JHIS Mrs. Short’s Class
Draven Bagley
Aaron Kollar
Ashley Stacey-Aragon
Hillary Taylor
Courtney Shields
Amanda McGary-Scarmack
Ryan Purtell
Donovan Schmersal
Alexander Terihay
Natalie Weller
Whitney Aglietti
Nick Goodman and Shayla Shaner
Kelly Klein
Leanne Balster
Kelsey and Keeva Zucker
Josh Axelrod
JHIS – Mrs. Stefl’s Class
James M. Ward
Alyx Takach
Alexis, Brad, and Jackson Matthews
Shana Gilmore
Trey Aguirre
Keenan McCracken
Ryan Longstreth
Harold Allen Master
Johanna Lee Steele
Beth Slaby
Christian Worthing
Dawn Reed
Ray Grimes
Eliza Cox
Ben & Chloe Campbell
Jacqueline Detty
Hope Corbin
Michael Cuddy
Timmy Singer
Stephen Cizek
Aly and Matt
Bernadette Zunic
Seth Fluharty
Megan Williams
Christa Park
The Park Family
Georgette Fiato
Zach Smolar
Elizabeth Dibert
Mrs. Baleno’s Reading Classes
Jaycie Black
Alivia Corneal
Ashley Pearson
Renee Morton
Stephanie Cammarata
Matt Richards
Melissa Stairs
Amy Wackerlin
Braelynn Pany
Erin Patrice Noll
Faith Elizabeth Kane
The Noll Family
Callie Burch
Parker Bagwell
Shiloh Liprando
Jefferson Hils Intermediate School
Third Grade Reading Room 116
Jefferson Hills Elementary School
Third Grade Reading Room 117
Carmella DiBasilio
Megan Henry
Cooper Stroman
Sara Orner
Natalie Mueller
Heather Kunkle
John Kunkle
The Buckley Family

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.

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!


Featured Creatures

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!


  • African Elephant
  • African Lion
  • American Alligator
  • Amur Tiger
  • Barn Owl
  • Black Rhinoceros
  • California Sea Lion
  • Clouded Leopard
  • Capybara
  • Cheetah
  • Elephant Seal
  • Galapagos Tortoise
  • Grant’s Zebra
  • Komodo Dragon
  • Masai Giraffe
  • Penguins
  • Polar Bear
  • Pygmy Hippo
  • Red Panda
  • Sea Otter
  • Sea Turtle
  • Western Lowland Gorilla
  • River Otter

Donation Benefits


Adopt-An-Animal Today!

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.



Mail your form to:
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Attn: Adopt-An-Animal
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Or email to

Contact Us

For additional information or questions, please call 412-365-2543 or email