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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

Symbolically Adopt any animal at The living desert

The Adopt! Program provides funds for wildlife education, conservation research, animal care and habitat improvements. 

Adoptions make one-of-a-kind gifts for birthdays, holidays, graduation and more – the perfect gift for the person who has everything -  and any animal at the zoo can be adopted!

Advocate $50 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Photo 
  •  Fact Sheet 
Naturalist $100 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Photo 
  •  Fact Sheet 
  •  Animal Plush: small 
Protector $250 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Photo 
  •  Fact Sheet 
  •  Animal Plush: small 
  •  Private Party Invite 
  •  Name on Adoption Board 
Preservationist $500 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Photo 
  •  Fact Sheet 
  •  Animal Plush: small 
  •  Private Party Invite 
  •  Name on Adoption Board 
  •  Golf Cart Tour 
Preservation Champion $1000 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Photo 
  •  Fact Sheet 
  •  Animal Plush: large 
  •  Keeper Chat: for 4 
  •  Private Party Invite 
  •  Name on Adoption Board 
  •  Golf Cart Tour 
Conservation Leader $2500 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Photo 
  •  Fact Sheet 
  •  Animal Plush: large 
  •  Keeper Chat: for 6 
  •  Private Party Invite 
  •  Name on Adoption Board 
  •  Golf Cart Tour 
  •  Behind the Scenes Experience 
Advocate $50 Naturalist $100 Protector $250 Preservationist $500 Preservation Champion $1000 Conservation Leader $2500
Certificate
Photo
Fact Sheet
Animal Plush small small small large large
Name on Adoption Board
Private Party Invite
Golf Cart Tour for 2 for 4 for 6
Keeper Chat for 4 for 6
Behind the Scenes Experience for 6
Adopt an Animal Today

For more information, please contact the Adopt department at (760) 346-5694 ext. 2164 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, animals may temporarily be off-habitat
  • All adoption contributions are tax-deductible, as allowed by law

Shipping Information:
Postage is free within the continental US. Adoptions sent outside the continental US must be completed by telephone and pay additional postage.

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.

Adopt a Train

Brake Man $100 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
Fireman $250 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Donor Board Recognition 
Train Conductor $500 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Donor Board Recognition 
  •  Guest passes to the Zoo: 2 
  •  Name on a Building 
Big Boy $1000 Includes:
  •  Certificate 
  •  Donor Board Recognition 
  •  Guest passes to the Zoo: 4 
  •  Message on Train Billboard 
Tycoons & Barons $2500 Includes:
  •  Run the Train from the Tower 
  •  Certificate 
  •  Donor Board Recognition 
  •  Guest passes to the Zoo: * 
  •  Name on a Building 
  •  Message on Train Billboard 
  •  Name a Major Feature 
Brake Man $100 Fireman $250 Train Conductor $500 Big Boy $1000 Tycoons & Barons $2500
Personalized Train Adopt Certificate
Recognition on the Donor Board
Guest Passes to The Living Desert 2 4 *
Name on a Building of Your Choice *
Message on Train Billboard *
VIP Tour for 4
Vip Behind the Scenes Tour for 6
Run the Train from the Tower
Name a Major Feature

*Call us to learn more about the available options at the Tycoons & Barons level

To adopt a train, contact the Adopt Department at (760) 346-5694 ext. 2164 or Adopt@LivingDesert.org.

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