Valentine’s Day Adoptions

Who can’t use a little assist when expressing your endless love – whether to a mate, a date or a cherished child.

By adopting one of our wing men, you not only get a great Valentine’s Day gift, but you also contribute to the care and feeding of our animals all year long. You’ll receive a stuffed animal, photo, adoption certificate and more.

And don’t miss the annual Valentine’s Dinner at the Zoo on Feb. 12 or Feb. 13. Space is limited, so don’t wait to reserve your spot. Friday and Saturday dinners are now SOLD OUT.

Penguin Pal – $40
Choose between African or rockhopper penguin

  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Animal facts sheet
  • Zoo publication
  • 4×6 color photo of your adopted penguin species
  • Penguin plush animal
  • Packaged in a cute Valentine-themed animal carrier box

Penguin Pal package

Love Birds – $75
Adoption includes both an African and a rockhopper penguin

  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Animal facts sheets
  • Zoo publication
  • Two 4×6 color photos
  • Two plush animals
  • Two general admission Zoo passes
  • Packaged in a cute Valentine-themed animal carrier box

Love Birds package

Valentine’s Dinner – $195
Purchase includes all benefits included in the Love Birds package

Friday, Feb. 12 or Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 Friday and Saturday night dinners are SOLD OUT in the Zoo’s Portraits of the Wild Art Gallery at 7 p.m.
Invitation for two (must be 21 or older) to attend the Valentine’s Dinner which includes:

  • Open bar and signature themed cocktail
  • Passed hors d’oeuvres and seated dinner; click here to see the menu.
  • Meet and greet at the top of the party with the Zoo’s outreach animals, including the penguins
  • Valentine-themed photo of you and your love bird
  • Interactive game – we’ll need audience participation!
  • Please consider dressy or after-five attire for this event
  • Click here to view Valentine’s Dinner FAQs.

Don’t see the animal you want? Click here to see all of the Zoo animals that are available for adoption. Please note: The penguins are the only animal eligible for the special Valentine’s adoption pricing. However, most animals are available for adoption.

  • Valentine’s adoptions are available for purchase now through Feb. 15.
  • Packages will be available for pickup and shipping will begin on Jan. 29.
  • To ensure delivery by Valentine’s Day, orders must be placed by end of business Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.

Valentine’s Day adoption package prices do not include shipping. To have your package shipped, please select the shipping option on the application to include a USPS Priority Mail charge ($6 for Penguin Pal, $7 for Lovebird). Otherwise, packages will be available for pick-up at the Zoo’s administration building on business days. You will receive an email when the package is ready to be picked up.

The Zoo’s administration building is located at the corner of University Drive and Colonial Parkway. Iggy, the giant green iguana, is on the roof of the adjacent building. Your package will be available in the lobby of Building #1, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thank you for your donation to the Fort Worth Zoo!

Click here for the mail-in adoption form.



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