You can help care for the animals at Nashville Zoo by "adopting" one for yourself or as a gift for someone else. We have many animals available for your care, and just think - there's nothing for you to clean up after!
All adoptions are valid for a one-year period and can be renewed annually.
Please allow 5 business days for the completion of your adoption order.
Special Adoption Packages!
Adopt Cami the baby giraffe or Hadari, our painting elephant! Sponsor either a giraffe or an elephant at the $50 level or higher and receive a cuddly plush giraffe or elephant (like the ones picture here) along with your adoption packet materials.
Quantities are limited so don’t wait! Thank you for supporting Nashville Zoo and our animals.
Limited quantities available.
|Adoption Levels||Adoption Premiums|
|Level 1 - $25 ($25 tax deductible)||
|Level 2 - $50 ($50 tax deductible)||
|Level 3 - $100 ($70 tax deductible)||
|Level 4 - $250 ($220 tax deductible)||
All adoptable animals may have many adoptive parents. All adopted animals remain in the care and custody of Nashville Zoo, but we hope you will visit often! No ownership rights are conferred by sponsoring an animal. Animals may not be on exhibit at all times, based on exhibit plans and weather conditions. In the event of death or relocation of an animal, a suitable replacement will be selected.
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Cindy Matthews at 615-833-1534 ext. 129.