With our symbolic adoption program, you can become a “Zoo Parent”  that contributes directly toward one of the Zoos’ animal’s care and feeding for one year.

Contributions from animal adoptions go directly to the Virginia Zoo Keeper Fund. With your gift, we buy treats, toys and supplies for the Zoo’s 500+ animals, as well as provide specialized training for their zookeepers. Our adoption packages make perfect gifts for people of all ages!

Every animal at the Virginia Zoo is available for adoption at several donation levels, starting at just $25.

Zoodoptions also make great learning experiences for the classroom! Click here to learn more.

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For more information or questions on the Zoodoption program, call 757-441-2374, ext. 222.

Zoodoption Level 1

$25 Digital package

  • Name on recognition board in Membership Office and in Zoo Review quarterly magazine
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Keeper notes about your animal
  • Digital picture
  • Upgrade for $5 to be mailed the package and receive a 4″x6″ photo of your animal

Zoodoption Level 2

$50 Mailed package

  • Name recognition on Zoo Parent Donor signage and in Zoo Review quarterly magazine
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Keeper notes about your animal
  • 4″x6″ photo of your animal with a Virginia Zoo magnetic frame
  • Invitation to annual Zoo Parent Event for the Zoo Parent and one guest
  • Plush of your animal

Zoodoption Level 3

$100 Mailed Package

  • Name recognition on Zoo Parent Donor signage and in Zoo Review quarterly magazine
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Keeper notes about your animal
  • 4″x6″ photo of your animal with a Virginia Zoo magnetic frame
  • Invitation to annual Zoo Parent Event for the Zoo Parent and one gues
  • Plush of your animal
  • One year subscription to the Zoo Review Newsletter (3 issues annually plus a Virginia Zoo calendar)
  • Zookeeper Talk for the Zoo Parent and one guest