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 Adopt an Animal

We are fast bearing down on the holiday gift giving season,  have you considered an animal adoption for that person who has everything? We have restructured our adoption program, and are offering winter adoptions.

$50 Dollar Level-

  • Adoption Certificate, 5x7 Picture of the Animal, Fact Sheet about the animal 
  • Name on the website/newsletter as Zoo parent
  • Monthly report on the animal sent in the mail in January, February and March

$100 Dollar Level-

  • All of the above
  • Certificate for admission for a family of 4 to an enrichment program through the education department. 
  • Certificate for 50% off one item in the gift shop

$150 Dollar Level-

  • All of the Above
  • Behind the scenes tour of the adopted animal*

$250 Dollar Level-

  • All of the Above
  • Painting encounter with the animal. This includes watching the animal “create” a masterpiece on canvas that the adoptive parent can take home.*


*Depending on the temperament or current training schedule of the animal, substitutions of animals involved may be required.

Animals for adoption-

Wolverines ,Grey Wolves,Black Bears,Bobcat, Canda Lynx ,Roosevelt Elk,North American River Otter,Mountain Lion

 For the adoption form in PDF Format click here. 

For the adoption form in Word Format click here. 

Adoptions forms can be returned by mail with a check made out to Thompson Park Zoo as payment, or payment can be done by credit card over the phone by calling 315.782.6180. Also available is credit card payment through network for good, below.




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