City of Joburg

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo

Johannesburg Zoo


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Adopt an animal

Adopt an Animal 2016

Animal adoption is fun and you can adopt any animal, no matter how big or small. The Adoption Programme enables individuals, corporations, schools, clubs, families and groups to participate and make a valuable contribution towards the care and enrichment of all the animals living at the Johannesburg Zoo. So the adoption fees not only help us to take care of the animals the money also goes towards the protection of endangered species. As a non profit organization we are in need of funds for supporting all species and upgrading facilities. In addition your contribution provides the necessary help to advance the zoo’s work with wildlife conservation organizations worldwide. It is also a rare opportunity to teach children and adults to take care of living creatures and to understand the environment that wild animals belong to.

You can help make a difference. Adopt an Animal is a great gift for friend and family celebrations and for special occasions. Your adoption will last one year from the date of joining and is renewable if you so wish. Attached is a small selection list of the different animals and creatures you can adopt and enjoy at the Johannesburg Zoo. All animals adopted are symbolic adoptions and remain within the Zoo. Animal choices are subject to change, if for reasons, the animal that you have adopted, needs to be removed from the zoo then your adoption will be transferred to another animal of your choice. In advance we thank you for your precious contribution and for your ongoing commitment to Johannesburg Zoo.

List of some of the animals at Joburg Zoo: Siberian Tiger, Lion, Honey Badger, Pot Bellied Pig, Gorilla, Polar Bear, Ruffled Lemur, snake, Giraffe, Hippo, Rhino, Elephant, Axis Deer, Blue Crane, Monkey and many more.

R 300

  • Personalised Adoption Certificate;
  • One Free entrance voucher & paid parking;
  • Photograph of your adopted animal.
  • Species information.

R 550

  • Personalised Adoption Certificate;
  • Two Free entrance vouchers & paid parking
  • Photograph of your adopted animal;
  • Species Information.
  • Cap

R 1 200

  • Personalised Adoption Certificate;
  • 4 Free entrance vouchers & paid parking;
  • Photograph of your adopted animal;
  • Species Information;
  • Your name appears on the main
  • Sponsor board at the Zoo's entrance.
  • Book & Cap

R5000 - R10 000

  • Personalised Adoption Certificate;
  • Six Free entrance vouchers & paid parking
  • Photograph of your adopted animal;
  • Species Information;
  • Private keeper presentation at your
  • Adopted animal’s exhibit and Cap.

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