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  • Can I adopt an individual animal?

    Your adoption is for the entire species. Unfortunately we cannot offer adoption for individual animals because regional breeding programmes often see animals transferred to other zoos to ensure the continued success of species conservation.

  • How do I order an adoption?

    You can adopt an animal in a couple of ways: Download the Adopt an Animal form here (pdf) and fill in order details, scan and email it back to us. Please call us on (09) 360 3805 to process the payment element of the order securely, as we cannot process transactions via email. Next time you visit the Zoo, adopt an animal from WildZone gift shop and take it home in its own carry crate!

  • How does my adoption benefit Auckland Zoo?

    Auckland Zoo is a conservation organisation that makes valuable contributions to the protection of endangered species, through managing our own collection and in conserving wildlife in wild places. Therefore, the proceeds from every adoption help us build a future for wildlife.

  • How long does an adoption last for?

    An adoption lasts for one year from the date of purchase.

  • Is it possible to order an adoption from overseas?

    Yes, we are able to post the adoption to you in most cases. Overseas postage may incur a postage fee. Please contact us for options.

further questions?

If have any further questions about adopting an animal, please contact our adoption team.

Phone (09) 360​​​​​​

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