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

Zoodoption packages make perfect gifts for people of all ages!

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

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

valentine’s day zoodoption special

Tell that special someone you think they’re porcu”fine” this Valentine’s Day with a special zoodoption package! For just $45 you’ll receive an 8″ Cape Porcupine plush, Fact Sheet, Personalized Certificate, photo and magnet frame, and Personalized Card! Click to order.

Under the Internal Revenue Service regulations covering Charitable Contributions, you may deduct the amount of the Zood0ption less the fair market value of benefits received. Zoodoption Packages at the $50 and above levels include a plush animal, which has a fair market value of $10. The Virginia Zoological Society is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization, federal tax ID number is 51-0253147. We recommend you consult your Tax Accountant for further clarification.