Thank you to our November 2019 adopters!

Edward J. Goncz
Donna Priore
Carol Myers
Jack Gagliardo
Trevor Hinerman
The Renner Family
The Renner Family
Alaina and Dawson Geary
Emily Nichols
Nicole Wright
Diane “Mimi” Murray
Joe Eannel
Garrett Ryan Samek
Greta Dees
In Memory of Rose Manning
Duane Foster
Oliver and Cora Andrews
Derek Rogers
Bill and Sue Spence
Jim and Kathy Blanarik
Katelyn & Allison Bookwalter
Linway Preschool Four Year Old class of 2019-2020
Tyler Koch and Katey Pacific
Rowen Aston
Emilia Amore
Jo Recht
Osborne Elementary 2nd Grade
Hillary McClung
Tyler Kush
Eleaza Kruck
Raymond Brahler
Sarah Dittmar
Ben Dittmar
Robert Luciw
Sheila M. McClain
Alex Toth
Beth Loris
In Memory of Margaret Stemler
Zane Thomas Yanosko
Mattea Stinoski
Mila L. Grida
Lia Giardinello
Kimberly Davis
Emily Bloom
Isaac Christian
Molly Sniegocki
Jess Johnson
Olivia Ricci
Jane Wertz
Georgia Smith
Madison Mock
Eva Schall

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

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

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Contact Us

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