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A ZooParent Adoption not only makes the perfect gift, but it also supports the animals in our care. How? Proceeds from this program go directly toward important animal enrichment items, like the balls, ropes and treats you see in their exhibits. 

Your generosity will allow zoo keepers to offer our animals the physical and mental stimulation they would experience in their natural ranges, while keeping the animals healthy and alert at the Zoo. Enrichment items provide choices, challenges, exercise and important socialization such as activities that mimic those necessary in the animal's natural habitat. Positive reinforcement forms strong, trusting relationships between animals and zoo keepers which are vital for quality health care procedures.

See below for levels, benefits and minimum donations. You may adopt any Seneca Park Zoo animal.

  • Print application: Click here for an adoption application and mail it to us at: Seneca Park Zoo Society, 2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14621.

  • Adoption for yourself. Click on the dollar amount below to adopt an animal online for yourself.

  • Adoption as a gift. Click here to purchase a ZooParent adoption for someone else.

  • Holiday special: Click here to adopt a Mexican gray wolf and receive a free plush.

For more information or to charge by phone, please call (585) 336-7212. Please note: ZooParent adoptions can also be purchased at the Zoo's Front Gate during Zoo hours.



Minimum Donation

  • Personalized ZooParent certificate
  • 4" x 6" matted photo of animal adopted
  • Animal fact sheet with fun and fascinating facts
  • Name listed on ZooParent board here at the Zoo
  • Subscription to ZooNooz, our quarterly newsletter
  • Invitation to ZooParent Party held in September
Defender of Wildlife

All of the benefits above plus ...

  • $10 ZooShop gift certificate
  • Frame for 4" x 6" photo
  • Two free Zoo admission passes
Protector of Nature

All of the benefits above plus ...

  • Instead of free frame above, receive framed 8" x 10" photo of animal adopted
  • Free Zoo tote bag
  • Two additional free Zoo admission passes
Conservation Steward

All of the benefits above plus ...

  • Behind-the-scenes tour, or meet and greet an animal, or VIP tour, or personalized brick - based on level of support.

These levels and donation amounts are intended for an individual, therefore one person will be recognized per donation. For adoptions involving more than one individual - a couple or family, a group or club or you child's classroom - please call (585) 336-7212 for more information.

Adopted animals are part of a living collection and must remain in the care of the Zoo. Due to breeding programs, as well as the health of the animal, it may be necessary to transfer your support to another animal of the same species or of your choice. ZooParent adoptions are not refundable.