A.D.O.P.T

(Animals Depend On People Too)

Home to more than 1100 animal that represent 319 species not including amphibians, fish and invertebrates, the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo spends more than $100,000 a year for food from hay to hamburgers to feed all of its wild residents. You can “adopt” one of the Zoo’s animals to contribute to its care and feeding for one full year.

By adopting an animal through this program, you not only help in the care and feeding of that animal, but also support important education and conservation programs at the Catoctin Zoo. Some of the world wide conservation projects the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo support include field research on amphibians in Costa Rica, organizations like Vital Ground Grizzly Bear, Florida’s primate Capuchin Monkey rescue sanctuary, Jungle Friends, The Maryland Amphibian Reptile Rescue, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and Ecosystem System Survival Adopt an Acre Program. With your help, the CWPZoo can continue to aid wild creatures and their habitats all over the world.

Choose from one of the many levels of support and any of CWPZoo’s wonderful animals available for adoption. Get the inside scoop on your animal’s life story, favorite treats, and more! Your adoption will last one full year.

You may choose to donate the full amount or donate part of that amount and become a “Partner Parent.” Partner Parent status is available with a donation of $25 or more.

Africa Level ($1,000+) you receive:

  • Personalized Adoption Certificate
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • Plush Animal
  • Framed 8 x 10 Photo of animal
  • Six guest passes to the Zoo
  • Private keeper presentation at your adopted animal’s exhibit
  • One-year subscription to our newsletter.
  • An invitation to “Adopt an Animal Day” at the zoo
  • Recognition of your contribution in the next newsletter

Savannah Level ($500+) you receive:

  • Personalized Adoption Certificate
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • Plush Animal
  • Framed 8 x 10 Photo of animal
  • One-year subscription to our newsletter.
  • An invitation to “Adopt an Animal Day” at the zoo
  • Recognition of your contribution in the next newsletter
  • Six guest passes to the Zoo

Pride Level ($250+) you receive:

  • Personalized Adoption Certificate
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • Color photo of animal
  • One-year subscription to our newsletter.
  • An invitation to “Adopt an Animal Day” at the zoo
  • Magnet of your adopted animal
  • Plush Animal
  • Recognition of your contribution in the next newsletter
  • Four guest passes to the Zoo

Lion Level ($100+) you receive:

  • Personalized Adoption Certificate
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • Color photo of animal
  • One-year subscription to our newsletter.
  • An invitation to “Adopt an Animal Day” at the zoo
  • Magnet of your adopted animal
  • Recognition of your contribution in the next newsletter
  • Two guest passes to the Zoo

Lioness Level ($50+) you receive:

  • Personalized Adoption Certificate
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • Color photo of animal
  • One-year subscription to our newsletter.
  • An invitation to “Adopt an Animal Day” at the zoo
  • Recognition of your contribution in the next newsletter
  • One guest pass to the Zoo

Cub Level ($25+) you receive:

  • Personalized Adoption Certificate
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • Color photo of animal
  • An invitation to “Adopt an Animal Day” at the zoo
  • Recognition of your contribution in the next newsletter.

Classroom Adopt ($100) you receive:

  • Personalized Adoption Certificate
  • Animal Fact Sheet
  • Color photo of animal
  • Plush Animal
  • One-year subscription to our newsletter.
  • An invitation to “Adopt an Animal Day” at the zoo
  • Recognition of your contribution in the next newsletter

Classroom Add-ons:

  • Live Animal Programs add-on -  $ 750.00
  • Keeper talk add-on (per-classroom, up to 25 students) – $ 50.00

Adoption Packets of $100.00 or more arrive in a handsome, coordinated color folder suitable for gift giving or display.