Share the Care

With more than 1,300 animal residents at ZooTampa you probably have a favorite. Now, you can adopt them through our Share the Care adoption program and make your visits to the Zoo even more special. Your symbolic adoption helps to support expert animal care at the Zoo and global conservation efforts. Below is a list of our most popular adoption packages, but every animal at the Zoo is available for adoption. If you don’t see your favorite, feel free to contact us or call us at 813-935-8552 ext. 3214. Please allow 5-7 business days for the processing of adoption packages.

Any Animal

Adopt Any Animal!

Every animal at the Zoo is available for symbolic adoption - from the smallest iguana to the largest elephant! You can purchase any of our adoption packages to help provide expert animal care Zoo-wide.

$25.00 Package


  • Personalized Digital Certificate
  • Digital Color Photo
  • Digital Species Fact Sheet




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$50 Package


  • Personalized Certificate
  • Color Photo Print
  • Species Fact Sheet
  • Zoovenir Patch OR Plush Animal*
  • Free Shipping in Continental U.S.

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$100 Package


  • Wood Engraved Personalized Certificate
  • Wood Engraved Photo





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Pygmy Hippo

Perfectly Pygmy.

Christmas came early in the form of a perfect pygmy package! By symbolically adopting a pygmy hippo, you help support the entire hippo family at ZooTampa. From mother, ZsaZsa, to father, Pogo, and to little Holly Berry - your adoption is the gift that keeps on giving.


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The seacows are a familiar Floridian sight as they swim, glide, and munch along our warm coasts and springs. Unfortunately, these gentle giants can sustain injuries from cold stress and boat strikes year-round. At the Zoo’s David A. Straz, Jr. Manatee Critical Care Center, we are committed to rescue, rehab and release manatees.  Your support and adoption can help provide food and expert medical care for a Florida staple species. 


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Bornean Orangutan

Playful Primates.

The Zoo is home to 8 Bornean orangutans ranging from baby Dira to father, Goyung. You can watch all the stages of life in our family of playful primates. The family of redheads spend their days foraging for food, swinging around their habitat and caring for the two toddlers, Topi & Gojo, and the newest addition - Dira. Your symbolic adoption helps care for this family and raise awareness for their plight in the wild!


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Painted Dogs

New Dogs in Town.

Have you met the newest dogs at ZooTampa? Hatari and Layla, an African painted dog pair, can be spotted in their new habitat in Safari Africa. Their gorgeous pattern acts as a camouflage to predators, so keep a sharp eye out! Your symbolic adoption will make any dog lover howl with excitement!


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*Selection of plush animals is subject to availability and change. If the plush version of your adopted species is not available, a Zoovenir patch will be included in your package.