Why adopt an animal?

More than 20% of Australia’s wildlife is threatened with extinction. Habitat loss, introduced species, disease and the impacts of climate change are increasing pressure on our unique native wildlife.

Zoos Victoria cares for more than 350 species of animals and 1500 botanical specimens. Many of these species are listed as endangered, some critically. Zoos Victoria is a not-for-profit conservation organisation. You can help by adopting an animal.

If your adoption is for a gift, you'll receive an animal adoption pack to send to your gift recipient. No postage or packing required! If your gift is urgent please call (03) 9340 2770.  A gift adoption gives twice – to our wonderful animals who are under threat and to your loved one.

The animal adoption pack includes:

  • A welcome pack featuring an image and factsheet of your chosen ambassador animal
  • Regular e-newsletters update on your chosen animal family
  • An opportunity to learn about Zoos Victoria's great conservation work
  • Invitations to special animal adopter only events

Through your regular adoption donations you will help us fight extinction and provide the very best care for our wildlife.

Adoption is easy, just select either a monthly or annual plan then choose the animal you would like to adopt. For $15 a month or $180 for the year, you can adopt a precious animal.

Your donation will be tax deductible.