Birthday Buddies
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Birthday Buddies

Birthday Buddies Adoption Packages

Birthday Buddies a Fort Worth Zoo adoption program

Shopping for a birthday? We’ve got a wild way to celebrate! The all-new Birthday Buddies adoption package features two 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.