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

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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 Celebrating and Saving Wildlife while offering a gift that keeps on giving!

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 235 species that call your Detroit Zoo home.

Your wild gift includes a card wishing Happy Birthday, Congratulations or Thank You to a family member, friend or business associate. They will love their special gift, and you can give twice — to your recipient and to the animals at the Detroit Zoo.

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

Choose from the following options:

Anteater Gorilla Penguin Tiger
Arctic fox Grizzly bear Polar bear Warthog
Bald eagle Kangaroo Red panda Wolf
Beaver Lemur Rhinoceros Wolverine
Flamingo Lion Seal Zebra
Giraffe Otter Sloth

 

Please contact Eunice Graham at (248) 336-5836 or via email if you have any questions or would like to participate in this program.

  • Schools

    This is also a great philanthropy 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
    • Optional greeting card mailed on your behalf
    • Gift certificate for a plush redeemable at 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
    • Optional greeting card mailed on your behalf
    • Gift certificate for a plush redeemable at Zoofari Market

     

    Protector of Wildlife - $100

    • A.D.O.P.T.S. certificate
    • Animal fact sheet and photo
    • Optional greeting card mailed on your behalf
    • Gift certificate for a plush redeemable at Zoofari Market

     

    Friend of Wildlife - $50

    • A.D.O.P.T.S. certificate
    • Animal fact sheet and photo
    • Optional greeting card mailed on your behalf

     

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


  • ADOPTS Honor Roll

    Thank you to the Detroit Zoo’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.

    • Hoover Elementary PTA of Livonia
    • Randolph Elementary School

     

    Champion of Wildlife

    Make your Donation to the Champion of Wildlife benefit level.

    • Emmy Abel
    • Barnard Elementary School
    • Clear Lake Elementary School
    • Emma Murphy Elementary
    • Evelyn Landrum
    • Josh Levine
    • Nancy Meek
    • Northwood Elementary School
    • Nowlin Elementary
    • Joanne Rackham
    • Max Rosenthal
    • Morgan Elementary
    • Angelica Schonberger
    • Shawnee Elementary
    • Jill Sheipline
    • St. Mary - Wayne Catholic School
    • Walled Lake Clifford Smart Middle School