A.D.O.P.T.S.

 

The Detroit Zoological Society’s A.D.O.P.T.S. program provides an opportunity for you to support endangered species around the world and our mission of creating meaningful connections between people, animals and the natural world so all can thrive.

Your symbolic animal adoption will support the conservation of animals at the Detroit Zoo as well as endangered species around the world. Your support will also help provide the best in animal and veterinary care for the more than 2,000 animals representing more than 200 species that call your Detroit Zoo home.

A.D.O.P.T.S. Gifts

Below are examples of some of the animals at the Detroit Zoo that you can symbolically adopt. For a complete list click the blue ADOPTS Gifts box above.

 

Anteater Water Monitor Penguin Tiger
Grizzly bear Polar bear Warthog Bald eagle
Kangaroo Red panda Wolf Beaver
Ring-tailed Lemur Sloth Zebra Axolotl
Lion Rhinoceros Wolverine Flamingo
Frog Wildebeest Bat Giraffe
North American River Otter Southern Sea Otter Bison Tortoise
Ostrich Swamp Monkey Snake Japanese Macaque
Red Ruffed Lemur Miniature Donkey Gorilla

 

Please contact Andrea Richards at (248) 336-5729 or via email if you have any questions or would like to participate in this program.

  • Schools

    ADOPTS is a great philanthropic program for schools! Is your class learning about wildlife, endangered animals, geography or the environment? Does your school have an animal mascot that is also a Detroit Zoo animal? If so, consider raising awareness by fundraising for an A.D.O.P.T.S.  Each A.D.O.P.T.S. includes a certificate of symbolic adoption, fact sheet, animal photo, and an optional greeting card that can be used to acknowledge your thoughtful gift.

    Guardian of Wildlife - $1,000

    • Medallion placed at the habitat of your adopted animal for one year
    • Recognition on the online A.D.O.P.T.S. Honor Roll
    • A.D.O.P.T.S. certificate
    • Animal fact sheet and photo
    • Plush animal from Zoofari Market

      Champion of Wildlife - $250

    • Recognition on the online A.D.O.P.T.S. Honor Roll
    • A.D.O.P.T.S. certificate
    • Animal fact sheet and photo
    • Plush animal from Zoofari Market

      Protector of Wildlife - $100

    • A.D.O.P.T.S. certificate
    • Animal fact sheet and photo
    • Plush animal from Zoofari Market

      Friend of Wildlife - $50

    • A.D.O.P.T.S. certificate
    • Animal fact sheet and photo

      A.D.O.P.T.S. Gifts


  • ADOPTS Honor Roll

    Thank you to the Detroit Zoological Society’s Champion of Wildlife and Guardian of Wildlife supporters. Through their symbolic adoptions, we are Celebrating and Saving Wildlife!

    Guardian of Wildlife

    Make your Donation to the Guardian of Wildlife benefit level.

    • Boulan Park Middle School
    • Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy
    • Olivia Niehues/Tenniswood Elementary School
    • Lottie Schmidt Elementary School
    • Amazon: DTW9

    Champion of Wildlife

    Make your Donation to the Champion of Wildlife benefit level.

    • Abigail Chow
    • Maize Chow
    • Amy Doherty
    • Guardian Angels School
    • Lighthouse Elementary
    • Jordyn Perryman
    • Skylar Perryman
    • Preschool at Guardian Angels School
    • The Price Family in memory of Timothy Price
    • Royal Oak Oakland Elementary School
    • Alisha Rucker
    • Lilah and Sophia Scott
    • Brandon Schein
    • Rebecca R. Super
    • Troy Union Elementary
    • Amy and Ryan Welsman