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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 Celebrating and Saving Wildlife and Wild Places 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 233 species that call your Detroit Zoo home.

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

Choose from the following options:

 

Anteater Gorilla Penguin Tiger
Sloth Grizzly bear Polar bear Warthog
Bald eagle Kangaroo Red panda Wolf
Beaver Lemur Rhinoceros Wolverine
Flamingo Lion Prairie Dog Zebra
Axolotl Frog Wildebeest Bat
Giraffe North American River Otter Southern Sea Otter Bison
Horse Ostrich Prairie Dog Snake
Japanese Macaque Tortoise

 

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.

    • William and Elizabeth Rands
    • Brendan Mulcahy
    • Burris Law, PLLC
    • Yeo and Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants
    • Lottie Schmidt Elementary School
    • Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy
    • Olivia Niehues/Tenniswood Elementary School 

    Champion of Wildlife

    Make your Donation to the Champion of Wildlife benefit level.

    • Grant, Norah and Reid Holland
    • Andrew and Sarah Mazur Family
    • Alyssa Donaldson
    • Dave Nacy
    • Andres Hensley
    • Shoshanna Fridman
    • Elianna Fridman
    • Dakota Buffington
    • Nicholas Picano
    • Brandon Schein
    • Amy and Ryan Welsman
    • Lighthouse Elementary
    • Lilah and Sophia Scott
    • Amy Doherty
    • Royal Oak Oakland Elementary School
    • Abigail Chow
    • Maize Chow