Foster any animal and you’ll help Cheyenne Mountain Zoo continue to provide outstanding care. Whether given as a gift or used to celebrate a favorite species, symbolic adoptions come with a variety of benefits only adoptive parents can enjoy.

Ways to adopt your favorites:
  1. Digital Adoption – ($35) choose any Zoo animal from the full list provided below.
  2. Group Adoption – ($35+) pick a herd, chatter or family for your classroom or group, offered for certain featured animals below.
  3. Traditional Adoption – ($50+) choose any Zoo animal from the full list provided below.
  4. Wild Adopt Gift Packages – ($65) includes a cuddly plush, offered for many featured animals below.
  5. Gift any Adoption – ($35+) gifting any adoption is offered during check-out.

We love our adopt parents!

When you symbolically adopt an animal, or have an animal adopted in your honor, we’ll list your name at the entire year you are an Adopt an Animal parent! Adopt donations help contribute to over $2 million spent caring for our huge giraffe herd; our grizzly bears, Emmett and Digger; a pride of lions; a Mexican wolf pack and so much more!

Wild Adopt Gift Packages

While all Zoo animals are available to adopt, these plush friends to adopt offer the option of a cuddly plush. Click on any animal for details. Tell us what plush favorites you'd like to adopt?

**If you'd like to pick up your package at the Zoo, please call 719-424-7830 to place your order! Online orders will be shipped within 2-3 business days of order processing unless otherwise specified.

What Plush Favorites Would You Like to Adopt?

If the Wild Adopt package of your favorite animal isn’t available above, we want to make sure you have an opportunity to enjoy your own cuddly plush!


Ways to Adopt Any Zoo Animal

List of All Zoo Animals Available for Adoption*




  • African Cape porcupine
  • African elephant
  • African lion
  • Alaska moose
  • American beaver
  • Amur leopard
  • Amur tiger
  • Asiatic black bear
  • Black and white Colobus monkey
  • Black rhinoceros
  • Black-footed ferret
  • Bornean orangutan
  • Canada lynx
  • Chinchilla
  • Degu
  • Domestic ferret
  • Domestic goat
  • Domestic guinea pig
  • Domestic rabbit
  • Domestic rat
  • Flying squirrel
  • Golden lion tamarin
  • Grizzly bear
  • Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth
  • Madagascar lesser tenrec
  • Matschie’s tree kangaroo
  • Mexican wolf
  • Mountain lion
  • Mountain tapir
  • Naked mole rat
  • Nile hippopotamus
  • North American river otter
  • Okapi
  • Patagonian mara
  • Prehensile-tailed porcupine
  • Pygmy hedgehog
  • Red River hog
  • Red-necked wallaby
  • Reticulated giraffe
  • Ring-tailed lemur
  • Rock hyrax
  • Rocky Mountain goat
  • Slender-tailed meerkat
  • Striped skunk
  • Sumatran orangutan
  • Three-banded armadillo
  • Virginia opossum
  • Warthog
  • Western Lowland gorilla
  • White-cheeked gibbon
  • African bullfrong
  • African pancake tortoise
  • African spurred tortoise
  • American alligator
  • Andean (Honduran) milksnake
  • Argentine red tegu
  • Asian forest scorpion
  • Axolotl
  • Ball python
  • Baja blue rock lizard
  • Bavay’s giant gecko
  • Black widow spider
  • Blue death-feigning beetle
  • Blue-tongued skink
  • Blue Spiny Lizard
  • Blue tree monitor
  • Bornean (Blood) short-tailed python
  • Bullsnake
  • Burmese python
  • California kingsnake
  • Cane toad
  • Chilean rose-haired tarantula
  • Chuckwalla
  • Collared lizard
  • Crested gecko
  • Curlyhair tarantula
  • Dairy cow isopod
  • Desert blonde tarantula
  • Desert kingsnake
  • Eastern box turtle
  • Egyptian tortoise
  • Emperor newt
  • European glass lizard
  • Fire skink
  • Fruit chafer
  • Giant African millipede
  • Gila monster
  • Gray-banded kingsnake
  • Greenbottle blue tarantula
  • Hermit crab
  • Honeybee
  • Kenyan sand boa
  • Kingsnake
  • Leopard gecko
  • Madagascar hissing cockroach
  • Mandarin trinket snake
  • Moroccan spiny-tailed lizard
  • Nelson’s milksnake
  • Ornate box turtle
  • Pearl River map turtle
  • Prehensile-tailed skink
  • Mandarin trinket snake
  • Rainbow whiptail lizard
  • Red-eared slider
  • Red-eyed tree frog
  • Red-footed tortoise
  • Rosy boa
  • Simandoa cave roach
  • Spotted python
  • Star tortoise
  • Stimson’s python
  • Tokay gecko
  • Veiled chameleon
  • Western hognose snake
  • Western pond turtle
  • White’s tree frog
  • Woma python
  • Wyoming toad
  • Abyssinian ground hornbill
  • African penguin
  • Australian shelduck
  • Azure-winged magpie
  • Bald eagle
  • Barn owl
  • Budgerigar (budgie / parakeet)
  • Cape griffon vulture
  • Cattle egret
  • Cockatiel
  • Domestic Chicken
  • East African crowned crane
  • Emu
  • Helmeted guinea fowl
  • Indian blue peafowl (peacock)
  • Koi
  • Muscovy duck
  • Pink-backed pelican
  • Princess parrot
  • Rainbow trout
  • Western screech owl
  • Von der Decken’s hornbill

*If you wish to adopt at a level that is not shown, please contact the Membership office at 719-424-7830 or 719-424-7893

NOTE: All adoptions are valid for one year. Like all living creatures, Zoo animals may become ill, pass away or move to another zoo temporarily or permanently. If the animal leaves for any reason, your symbolic adoption can be transferred to another animal for the remainder of your adoption year.
(For all adoption packages that include a plush, a $11.95 shipping and handling fee is added to the total donation.)