Thanksgiving Adoption

Want to show someone special in your life how grateful you are for them this Thanksgiving? Give ‘em the bird! A turkey adoption makes for a memorable hostess gift, a festive and purposeful centerpiece, or a meaningful way to connect with the ones you love who may be unable to gather for the holiday this year. Plus, your adoption directly supports the care and feeding of the Fort Worth Zoo’s animals like our Rio Grande wild turkeys, Percy and Merlin.

Customize this adoption by choosing the “stuffing” inside: a turkey plush, baster, or turkey face mask – or add all three!* Additionally, your adoption package includes an animal fact sheet for some Thanksgiving table turkey talk, coloring kit, adoption certificate and more, packaged together in a unique animal carrier box.

*Each additional “stuffing” item is $15.

$40 package includes:

  • Animal carrier box
  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • Animal fact sheet
  • Coloring packet
  • Zoo newsletter
  • Your choice of the following:
    • Turkey plush
    • Turkey mask
    • Turkey baster



Please note: USPS shipping is affected during this time and while we are working quickly to ship orders, we cannot guarantee delivery dates. In order to receive your adoption by Thanksgiving Day, we recommend ordering no later than noon on Monday, Nov. 23.

Pick-up deadline: Noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25

Thanksgiving Adoption Form: