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The Ornament Tradition is Back!

Adopt an elephant and receive an exclusive keepsake ornament to be enjoyed for years to come! The gift package also includes recognition inside the Zoo, plus a Zookeeper's Animal Report.

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Zoo Pals

Animal Adoption Program
Did you know elephants will eat up to 500 pounds of vegetation a day and drink up to 40 gallons of water at a time? The Zoo Pal program offers a unique way for people to support the Zoo's efforts to enhance animal habitats and maintain the finest animal care possible. Your donation goes directly toward the care of Sedgwick County Zoo animals.

So, if you want to reward yourself or give a unique gift to someone special, just follow your animal instincts. Choose a rhino for retirement. A bear for boss's day. A  bald eagle for a birthday or a jaguar just because! We have 30 animals from which to choose. Become a Zoo Pal today and the Zoo animals will reap the rewards tomorrow!

Adopt-an-Animal Benefits
  Recognition in the Zoo Certificate Zookeeper Report 4x6 Photo Plush Two Zoo Passes 11x14 Photo
Beastly Buddy $25        
Honorary Keeper $50  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦      
Defender of Wildlife $75  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦    
Protector of Nature $100  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  
Conservation  Supporter $250  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦  ♦


Customize Your Zoo Pal Package

Zoo Pals come in all sizes and shapes. A Zoo Reach program is a perfect add-on for a school that worked extra-hard fundraising for their Zoo Pal. And a Zoo Pal package makes a great birthday gift at any age.

Zoo Pal Favorites

Choose from any of these animals. If your favorite animal isn't listed be sure to watch for special Zoo Pals offered only for a limited time.

African Elephant

African Lion

African Warthog

Aldabra Tortoise

American Elk Wapiti

Bald Eagle

Colobus Monkey

Black Rhino 



Grevy's Zebra


Grizzly Bear


Humboldt Penguin


King Cobra

Lowland Gorilla

Malayan Tapir


Mexican Grey Wolf

North American
Prairie Dog

North American
River Otter


Poison Dart Frog

Red Panda 

Reticulated Giraffe


Trumpeter Swan








Sedgwick County Zoo
5555 Zoo Boulevard
Wichita, Kansas 67212
t: (316) 266-8211
f: (316) 266-8263
Hours of Operation
Summer Hours8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Beginning March 1)
Winter Hours10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Beginning November 1)
Open 364 Days a Year!*
*The Zoo will be closed one day only, September 10, 2016 to facilitate the preparation of the annual Zoo fundraiser, Zoobilee. For Zoobilee ticket information please call 266-8APE (8273).