Thank you to our January 2020 adopters!

Leonard Chakan
Grandma Stell
Murilo Santos
Pamela Bolkovac
Karen & Karl Stanford
Rosie Lancianese
Bradley W Flick
Sunny Sridharan
Payton Elise Hendrick
Laura’s Penguin
John Clutter
Mitchell Swartz
Marianne Spampinato
Lori Sendro
Luca Logero & Friends
Junior and Senior Pre-Kindergarten of Shady Side Academy Country Day School
Elizabeth Shaffer
Izzy Zober
Deborah Lake
The Dadglasses Twitch community
In Memory of Christopher Faller
In Memory of Annette Sobien
Emily Campbell
Becca Farr
Michelle Cove-Christianson
Bridget Gray
Amy Lee Novak
Lisa Jeffries
Matt Phillips
Patrick Ricketts
Denise and Duffy
Riley Leczo
Emily Daniels
“Ms. Brittany’s Preschool”
Richard Lee
Ellie Daugherty
Taryn Ross
Jacquelyn Mercer
Kacie Smykla
Ryan Yingst
Sydney Brooke Steele
Easton Nyoh
In Memory of Nicholas Kim
Jackson Leo Elmer Alwine
Denise Werkman
Andrew Mingyar
Paul Gibson
Raymond Humes
Ryan Provolt
Mariann Swauger
Ryleigh, Brennan and Liam Neu
Dan Davidson
Jordan Barry
Mark O’Connor and Ashley De Riggi
Ryan Wagner
Kyle Wagner
Amber Dunch
Erin Baker
Calogerina Smith
Calvin Chakan
Elliana Polons
Giovanni Smith
Indira Kregiel
Jack Polons
Lucas Polons
Matthew Polons
Rani Kregiel
Emily Marlovits
Amelia Dougherty
Nick Kearney
Patrick French

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

Thank you to our December 2019 adopters!

The O’Sullivan Family
The Duxbury family
Berry and Caryn Grossman
Wilma Rae Guseman
Carla Burke
Kyle McWilliams Rogers
Nicolette Kloes
Amy Rebecca Rook
Cecilia Everly Burns
Phoebe Dotts
Delaney Dotts
Mandi and Michael Culhane
Roberto Novelli
Caleb and Greyson Blain
Madison Dickert
Noah & Leah Arlotti
The Seaman Family
Tatum Hunter
Steven Bruschi
Donald Kovac
Kim Taehyung (V) of BTS
Jada Noel
Barbara Elizabeth Theis
Ann Slonaker
Gia Lipiello
Avrie Lipiello
Joe Koch
Lochlann McNally
Madge Boyer
Madi Senneway
Mary Lou Zanich
Eliza Tomlinson
August Tomlinson
Allison Terrill
Shannon Terrill
Emily Popich
Noah Popich
The Rocco Family
Charlie & Emily Grossman
Morgan Vatalare
Ryan Crick and Reese Crick
Samantha Fremer
Beth Andriscin
Beth Andriscin
The Family of Tony Schane
Corbin Lewis
Landon Lewis
Logan Schandelmeier
Morgan Lewis
Nevaeh Schandelmeier
Paige Schandelmeier
The O’Sullivan Family
Nancy Stough
Ellie Cole
Judy Woods
Amanda Claire Goodwin
PopPop Todd and Gigi Jones
Amanda, Max, and Andy McWhinney
Aunt Lyn the Great
Megan Kirk
Samantha Neigh
Diana Harbison
In Memory of Samuel P. Harbison III
James Greece and Megan Blair
The Croom Family
Lainey Nordone
Isaac Lambert
Isabella Lambert
Ethan Moore
Nathan Moore
Josh Cohen
Tighe Varrato
Breck Varrato
Ollie Varrato
Bennett Fowler
Caleb Henry
Levi Henry
Brian Lander
The Hernandez Family
Brant and Phil Norrell
Eli and Abel Holmes
Kaitlyn Pastorius
Alexander, Everett, and Gabriel Muto
Francesca and Will Linn
Jonathan Dixon
Emily Powell
Cynthia Johnson
Allison Bickford
Bia Grasso Farias Santos
Grayson Andy
Sawyer Andy
Davis Derdenger
In Memory of Ads Antalik
Quincy Sauter
Tatum and Penn Baldigowski
Parker Nero
Jameson, Quinn, Liz, and Jeff Swartz
Scarlett, Shelby, Michelle, and Fred Kress
Benjamin Winkeler
Barbara McVicker
Gia, Harper and Cameron Henderson
Lakyn Stefanizzi
Reagan Stefanizzi
Tess Everly Coleman
Natalia Nolan
Marco Guerrieri
Brody Kocher
Dale Johnson
Mia Smalley
Cameron Baker
Kaylee M. Hine
Elizabeth Zellers
Paige Keller
In Memory of Julie L. Caster
Will Moyes
Kaylynn Thornton
Oma and Opie Donajkowski
Ella Marlo
Avonlea and Micki Helba
Hayden Nowicki
Kody Kincaid
Rhys and Wiley Dilla
Bailey Leisie
John Hart
Patti Stepinsky
The Jakiela Family
Colin Steele
Nolan Confair
Jack Sloan
Ellis Sloan
Warren Sloan
Arden Sloan
Anna Rose Sloan
Madeline Malizio
Abby Mikus
Ella Devore
Austin Jubin
Aaliya Lotti Gonzales
Austin Neff
Jackson Croyle
Michael Jones
Gerry Bella, Jr.
Anne Betz
Lori Barkand