show your support of the living desert by taking a wild animal into your heart today!
Become a proud parent of any animal at The Living Desert. Your symbolic adoption helps support the zoo's extraordinary animal care, education and conservation programs. The Adopt! Program provides funds for wildlife education, conservation research, animal care and habitat improvements.
Any animal at the zoo can be adopted. Adoptions make one-of-a-kind gifts for birthdays, holidays, graduation and more – the perfect gift for the person who has everything!
|Colony Level $35||Troop Level $50||Herd Level $100||Pack Level $250||Zeal Level $500||Pride Level $1000|
|Keeper Chat||for 4 guests||for 6 guests|
|Private Party Invite|
|Name on Adoption Board|
No ownership rights are conferred by this adoption. All animals stay at The Living Desert and remain under the care of our animal care team.
Not every animal has a corresponding animal plush, photo or fact sheet. If your animal is not available, another plush may be substituted.
Please allow at least 2 weeks to process and mail orders, especially during December.
To ensure timely delivery, adoptions made during the week of Christmas are available for pick-up only. Please remember, zoo animals may temporarily be off-habitat.
All adoption contributions are tax-deductible, as allowed by law.
Adoptions are shipped for free via USPS First-Class and may take 5 - 10 business days to be delivered in the US, 3 - 6 weeks internationally. Delivery date and time cannot be guaranteed.
Adopt a Train Today!
Our model train exhibit features a G-scale railroad providing a miniature view of the Coachella Valley’s historic past, including real plants, climate zones and more. Your train adoption provides support for continued maintenance and upgrades. A train adoption is perfect gift for the train enthusiast in your life.
|Gandy Dancer $50||Brake Man $100||Fireman $250||Train Conductor $500||Big Boy $1000|
|Run the Train from the Tower|
|Donor Board Recognition|
|Adopt! Party Invite|
|Guest passes to the Zoo||2||4||6||8|
|Name on a Building|
|Message on Train Billboard|
|Name a Major Feature|
|VIP Tour of the Train Tower||for 4 guests|