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Any animal at The Living Desert can be symbolically adopted including cheetah, zebra, jaguar, giraffe, warthog and many more. Any animal at The Living Desert can be symbolically adopted including cheetah, zebra, jaguar, giraffe, warthog and many more.

Adoption Programs

Calling All
Animal Lovers

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 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Photo 
  •  Fact Sheet 
Troop Level 50 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Photo 
  •  Fact Sheet 
  •  Animal Plush: small 
Hero Level 100 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Photo 
  •  Fact Sheet 
  •  Animal Plush: small 
  •  Private Party Invite 
Pack Level 250 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Photo 
  •  Fact Sheet 
  •  Animal Plush: large 
  •  Private Party Invite 
  •  Name on Adoption Board 
Zeal Level 500 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Photo 
  •  Fact Sheet 
  •  Animal Plush: large 
  •  Keeper Chat: for 4 guests 
  •  Private Party Invite 
  •  Name on Adoption Board 
Pride Level 1000 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Photo 
  •  Fact Sheet 
  •  Animal Plush: large 
  •  Keeper Chat: for 6 guests 
  •  Private Party Invite 
  •  Name on Adoption Board 
Colony Level $35 Troop Level $50 Hero Level $100 Pack Level $250 Zeal Level $500 Pride Level $1000
Certificate
Photo
Fact Sheet
Animal Plush small small large large large
Keeper Chat for 4 guests for 6 guests
Private Party Invite
Name on Adoption Board
Adopt an Animal Today

For more information, please contact the Adopt department at (760) 346-5694 ext. 2126 or Adopt@LivingDesert.org.

Animal
Adoption
Details

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.

Shipping Information:
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.

All Aboard the Adoption Train

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.

Pride Level 1000 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Donor Board Recognition 
Pride Level 1000 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Donor Board Recognition 
  •  Adopt! Party Invite 
  •  Guest passes to the Zoo: 2 
Pride Level 1000 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Donor Board Recognition 
  •  Adopt! Party Invite 
  •  Guest passes to the Zoo: 4 
  •  Name on a Building 
Pride Level 1000 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Donor Board Recognition 
  •  Adopt! Party Invite 
  •  Guest passes to the Zoo: 6 
  •  Message on Train Billboard 
Pride Level 1000 Includes:
  •  Run the Train from the Tower 
  •  Certificate 
  •  Donor Board Recognition 
  •  Adopt! Party Invite 
  •  Guest passes to the Zoo: 8 
  •  Name a Major Feature 
  •  VIP Tour of the Train Tower: for 4 guests 
Grandy Dancer $50 Break Man $100 Fireman $250 Train Conductor $500 Big Boy $1000
Run the Train from the Tower
Certificate
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

To adopt a train, contact the Adopt Department at (760) 346-5694 ext. 2126 or Adopt@LivingDesert.org.