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Grey and white wolves at the NYS Zoo


 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
  • Recieve free admission to an enrichment program through the education department. 
  • 50% off one item in the gift shop
  • Name on parent board inside of the Guest Services Building here at the Zoo,

$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 an  animal (depending on the animal disposition day of the painting or current training curriculum, a substitution may have to be made for this experience to include a different animal species)

Animals for adoption-

Wolverines ,Wolves,Bears,Bobcat,Lynx ,Elk,Otter,Mountain Lion


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