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What does it cost to adopt an animal at the Wuppertal Zoo?

The following chart indicates how much it costs per year in euros to adopt an animal. If you would like to adopt an animal, then please print our animal adoption application form and send the completed form back to us.

Price list Animal species
€ 3,000 Elephant, Gorilla, Okapi
€ 2,000 Polar Bear, Siberian Tiger
€ 1,500 Kodiak Bear, Lion
€ 1,250 Pygmy Chimpanzee, Orangutan, Chimpanzee, Takin
€ 1,000 Cheetah, Leopard, Snow Leopard
€ 750 Central American Tapir, Bongo, Yellow-backed Duiker, Babirusa, Clouded Leopard, Red River Hog, Sea Lion
€ 500 Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Small cats (Gordons Cat, Geoffroy's Cat, Sand Cat), Temminck's Cat, Shoe-billed Stork
€ 300 Drill, Gentoo Penguin, Guanaco, Linne's two-toed sloth, Red-necked Wallaby, Kiang, King Penguin, Crocodile, Milu, Southern Pudu, Reindeer, Watusi Cattle, Thorold's Deer, Wolf, Grant's Zebra
€ 200 African Penguin, Pot-bellied Pig, Kagu, Golden-headed Lion Tamarin, Crested Wood Ibis, Leafcutterants (Colony), Minipig, Monkeys (Lion-tailed Macaque, Dusky Leaf Monkey, Golden-bellied Mangabey, Red Ruffed Lemur, Colombian Black Spider Monkey), Otter, White-handed Gibbon
€ 150 Beaver, Donkey, Flamingo, Birds of Prey, Ibis, Crane, Darwin's Rhea, Parrot, Pelican, Heron, Sibirian Ibex, Stork, Toucan, Northern Bald Ibis, Domesticated Goat
€ 125 Ducks, Tawny Frogmouth, Collared Peccary, Mergansers, Snowy Owl, Swan, Eagle Owl
€ 100 African spurred tortoise, Kookaburra, Zambian Common Mole-rat, Mara, Rufous Elephant-shrew, Suricate
€ 75 Short-eared Elephant-shrew, Fishes, Frogs, Lizards, Small Birds, Snakes, Tarantula, Turtles, Scorpion

The sought-after animal species not listed? We can provide you with information! You can reach us by telephone at + 49 (0) 202 / 563 3645 or by e-mail at patenschaften(at)

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