Adopt an Animal

Purchase any ADOPT package now through February 5, and you’ll receive a DIY Valentine Kit featuring your very own adopted animal!

The kit comes with everything you’ll need to create a fun Zoo Valentine like origami paper bow, confetti, and more.

Why adopt an animal?

Adopting an animal will give you the satisfaction of knowing you are helping care for animals at the Lake Superior Zoo. This is one of many privileges that only a proud Lake Superior Zoo parent can enjoy!

Show that special someone how much you care with our Wild at Heart program! For just $5, support your favorite animal with a special Valentine shown at the exhibit of your choice.

Adoption Levels & Benefits

Animal Supporter – $50

  • Glossy 4×6 photo of adoptee
  • Personalized fact sheet/animal biography
  • Certificate of adoption
  • Thank you Letter

Animal Advocate – $100

  • Glossy 4×6 photo of adoptee
  • Personalized fact sheet/animal biography
  • Certificate of adoption
  • Thank you letter
  • 2 single-use, general admission tickets
  • Animal button
  • $10 gift certificate to Tiger’s Paw Gift Shop

Animal Protector – $250

  • Glossy 5×7 photo of adoptee
  • Personalized fact sheet/animal biography
  • Certificate of adoption
  • Thank you letter
  • 4 single-use, general-admission tickets
  • Button with picture of animal
  • $10 gift certificate to Tiger’s Paw Gift Shop
  • Animal memento
  • Animal trading card
  • Zookeeper encounter (30 minute scheduled, private keeper chat about the adopted animal and in front of the exhibit. No more than 5 people.)

Animal Ambassador – $500 & up

  • Glossy 5×7 photo of adoptee
  • Personalized fact sheet/animal biography
  • Certificate of adoption
  • Thank you letter
  • 6 single-use, general admission tickets
  • Button with picture of animal
  • $10 certificate to GS
  • Animal memento
  • Animal trading card
  • One-year conservationist membership
  • Meet an animal tour via Zoom or in person (if in person, limit 5)
  • Acknowledgement of adoption on/near exhibit

LSZ Members receive acknowledgement of ADOPTion no matter what level of support!

Animals to adopt


Africa

  • African Lion

Asian Caravan

  • Amur Tiger
  • Siberian Lynx
  • Snow Leopard
  • White-naped Crane
  • Reeve’s Muntjac
  • Chinese Goral

Australia & Oceania

  • Laughing Kookaburra
  • Brush-tailed Bettong
  • Golden Coin Turtle
  • Prehensile-tailed Skink
  • Bennet’s Wallaby
  • Red Kangaroo

Barnyard

  • Nigerian Dwarf Goat
  • Common Raven
  • Peacock
  • Shetland Sheep

Griggs Learning Center

  • African Hedgehog
  • Red-footed Tortoise
  • Blue and Gold Macaw

Double Yellow-headed Amazon

  • African Straw-colored Fruit Bat
  • Desert Tortoise
  • Domestic Rabbit

Nocturnal Building

  • Turkey Vulture
  • Kinkajou
  • Large-spotted Genet
  • European Glass Lizard
  • Pygmy Slow Loris
  • Pallas Cat
  • Two-toed Sloth
  • Six-banded Armadillo
  • Prehensile-tailed Porcupine

Primate Conservation Center

  • Angolan Colobus
  • Cotton-top Tamarin
  • African Crested Porcupine
  • Goeldi’s Monkey (Callimico)
  • Ring-tailed Lemur

Zoo Central

  • Gila Monster
  • Veiled Chameleon
  • Black-crested Mangabey
  • Snapping Turtle
  • Coral Reef Fish
  • Burmese Python

Bear Country

  • Alaskan Brown Bear
  • Cougars
  • North American Grey Wolf