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Adopt an Animal

Great Plains Zoo (GPZ) provides whole-life care to hundreds of animals. Caring for our animals is a joyful undertaking, but it is also expensive. In fact, we spend more than $5,000 each week on food alone!

Providing high-quality, professional care is our top priority - but we need your help!

Each animal comes with its own set of dietary restrictions, stimulation interests, habitat requirements, veterinary care needs, and so much more. "Adopting" an animal is a great way to support some of your favorite animals directly!

You can adopt a red panda, tiger, giraffe, rhino, penguin, or brown bear.  

Adoption Sponsorship Levels

Friend - $50

  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • Certificate of Adoption

Advocate - $100

  • Four (4) Admission Passes to GPZ
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • Certificate of Adoption

Steward - $250

  • Animal plush toy
  • Four (4) Admission Passes to GPZ
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • Certificate of Adoption

Conservationist - $500

  • Six (6) Admission Passes to GPZ
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • Animal plush toy
  • 5x7 Color Photo
  • Certificate of Adoption

Adoptable Animals

Amur Tiger

Humboldt Penguin

Black Rhinoceros

Brown Bear 

Red Panda

Reticulated Giraffe

Donations through GPZ's Adopt an Animal program fund all animals within each species, not just the specific animal shown. The animals shown represent the species you are supporting.

As an AZA accredited zoo, from time to time, our animals move based on recommendations in their species survival plans (SSPs). The animal will remain at GPZ for the duration of their lives, unless their SSP dictates otherwise. 

  • Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.

    Taylor F.
  • We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.

    Robin A.
  • Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.

    Stephanie N.
  • The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. ¬†The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. ¬†Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.

    Bill T.