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Shopping for a birthday? We’ve got a wild way to celebrate! The all-new Birthday Buddies adoption package features three different Fort Worth Zoo animals whose dates of birth fall within the corresponding month of the recipient’s. Choose which animal you’d like to adopt in the birthday person’s honor, and the two of them can celebrate their special days together at the Zoo.

photo of stuffed orangutan next to a special birthday buddies adoption boxA Birthday Buddies package includes:

  • Colorable birthday-themed animal carrier box
  • Featured animal plush (species rotates monthly)
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Collector’s card of adopted Birthday Buddy
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Birthday button
  • Zoo newsletter
  • One general admission ticket to the Fort Worth Zoo

 

Your adoption contributes to the featured animal’s care and feeding for one full year. The Birthday Buddies collector’s card highlights information about the specific adopted animal, including their actual birth date, fun facts and where to locate them within the Zoo. Save your collector’s card and collect a different birthday buddy year after year – featured animals rotate monthly and with nearly 7,000 Zoo residents, there’s always a different birthday to celebrate!

Shop now for the current and the following month's Birthday Buddies below.


January Birthday Buddies:

Cape porcupine - thistlecentral american boa

Package includes:

  • Birthday carrier box
  • One porcupine plush
  • Adoption certificate
  • Thistle collector's card
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Birthday button
  • Zoo newsletter
  • One Zoo general admission ticket

 

North American River Otter - Benjinorth american river otter

Package includes:

  • Birthday carrier box
  • One river otter plush
  • Adoption certificate
  • Benji collector's card
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Birthday button
  • Zoo newsletter
  • One Zoo general admission ticket

 

Mandrill - Sudinorth american river otter

Package includes:

  • Birthday carrier box
  • One mandrill plush
  • Adoption certificate
  • Sudi collector's card
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Birthday button
  • Zoo newsletter
  • One Zoo general admission ticket

February Birthday Buddies:

African Penguin - Tomafrican penguin

Package includes:

  • Birthday carrier box
  • One African penguin plush
  • Adoption certificate
  • Tom collector's card
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Birthday button
  • Zoo newsletter
  • One Zoo general admission ticket

 

 

ring-tailed lemur - apolomeerkat

Package includes:

  • Birthday carrier box
  • One lemur plush
  • Adoption certificate
  • Apolo collector's card
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Birthday button
  • Zoo newsletter
  • One Zoo general admission ticket

 


 

Greater one-horned rhino - Parvesh 

Package includes:
  • Birthday carrier box
  • One greater one-horned rhino plush
  • Adoption certificate
  • Parvesh collector's card
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Birthday button
  • Zoo newsletter
  • One Zoo general admission ticket

 


Birthday Buddies Adoption Form:

Adoption plush may vary. USPS is affected during this time and we cannot guarantee delivery dates.

Questions? Contact Lindsey Douglas
Special events and adoptions coordinator
817-759-7332
 
Thank you for supporting the animals at the Fort Worth Zoo through an adoption! As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the amount of a donation that is deductible for tax purposes is limited to the excess of any money donated over the value of goods or services provided by the Fort Worth Zoo. For more information, please reference your adoption order receipt.