When you donate to adopt an animal, you’ll help feed and shelter your new friend, provide enrichment activities to keep them engaged, and cover veterinary care to help them stay happy and healthy for one year.


Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference! It costs about $20,000 annually to care for all of Ijams’ animals, who help teach people about the natural world along with Ijams' human staff members. There are two adoption levels:


General Adoption: $25 Donation
You'll receive an ornament featuring your new friend and a card telling their story.


Very Important Parent (VIP) Adoption: $1,000 Donation
You'll receive the ornament and card, PLUS a behind-the-scenes tour and a meet-and-greet with your fuzzy, furry, or scaly friend!

Shipping is available for an additional fee. If you are sponsoring an animal as a gift during the 2021 winter holidays, please submit your order no later than Dec. 15. If you'd like to pick up your ornament in person, please make a selection no later than Dec. 22. Thank you!