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 Bear Hollow Zoo’s Adopt-an-Animal Program

Bear Hollow Zoo offers a unique program that allows individuals the opportunity to adopt and help a zoo resident of his/her choice. Donations are used for food, exhibits, and wildlife education. There is a sponsorship level that fits every budget, and it makes a great gift idea for Birthdays, Holidays and other special events.

Download the Adopt-an-Animal Application form.

Gold & Silver Sponsorship Levels

Gold Level** ($100)

You will be recognized with your name on our Zoo Donors wall and in our newsletter, and receive two invitations for your guests to attend our annual Family Reunion and other behind-the-scenes events along with the benefits of the Silver Level adoption


Silver Level** ($50)

You will receive a plush animal of your adopted animal, an invitation to our annual Family Reunion and other behind-the-scenes and donor-only events, an an informational packet about the animal, a certificate recognizing you as a sponsor, and an e-copy of our newsletter, The Zoo's News

Bronze Level

All of Bear Hollow's animals can be adopted at this level.

The Bronze Level ($25)
This level comes with a beautiful photo of the actual animal you've adopted,

an informational fact sheet about that animal, and an adoption certificate.

Below is a sampling of the animals you might consider adopting:

  • Alligator
  • Ball Python
  • Barred Owl
  • Black Bear
  • Bobcat
  • Corn Snake
  • Eagle
  • Gopher Frog
  • Gopher Tortoise
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Indigo Snake
  • Opossum
  • Red-Tailed Hawk
  • White-Tailed Deer
  • Wild Turkey

Please make checks payable to Bear Hollow Zoo Donations. Send to Bear Hollow Zoo at Memorial Park, attn: Adopt-an-Animal Program, 293 Gran Ellen Drive, Athens, GA 30606. Include your name, address, email address, phone number, animal to adopt, sponsorship level, and name of donor as you would like it to appear on the certificate. For your convenience, you can fill out this form and then send it back to us!

**Please plan to pick up your Adopt-an-Animal package at the Zoo (for donations at the Silver Level or higher) or include an additional $7.00 in your payment to cover shipping expenses. They can also be purchased directly at the zoo so that your loved one can pick out the animal they'd like to adopt!