Special Adoption Packages


Home to nearly 7,000 exotic animals that represent more than 500 species, the Fort Worth Zoo spends more than $1 million a year feeding all of its wild residents. That’s why we need your help! You can “adopt” one of the Zoo’s animals to contribute to its care and feeding for one full year.

From giraffe calves and a baby bonobo to lion and jaguar cubs, the Zoo has experienced quite the baby boom. You can play a part in caring for these babies as they grow, by symbolically adopting one (or all) of the baby animals.

The $40 adoption package includes:

  • One plush animal
  • Color photo of chosen animal
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Zoo publication
  • Animal carrier box
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Belle and Bowie

Your $40 symbolic adoption will contribute to baby Belle or Bowie’s care and feeding for one full year.

  • Baby elephant plush animal
  • Color photo of your baby elephant
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Zoo publication

Or adopt both Belle and Bowie, the Pachyderm Pair! For $65, adoption packages include:

  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Zoo publication
  • 4×6 color photo of both baby elephants
  • Two plush elephants
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Adopt Belle & Bowie

Order online by clicking on the chosen animal above. Or to order by mail: Download the mail-in application and send your completed application and payment to:

Fort Worth Zoo
Attention: Adoptions
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, Texas 76110
Please allow five days for processing. Make checks payable to Fort Worth Zoo.


Questions? Contact Caroline Basham
phone: 817-759-7372
fax: 817-759-7501



Available to Texas residents only. The Fort Worth Zoo is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are deductible for federal and state income tax purposes as provided by law.

For more information, please contact the Development Department:
Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76110
email: development@fortworthzoo.org

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