There are many ways you can donate to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. From contributions to specific funds, to participation in programs that offer special benefits for donors, there are many wild opportunities to show how much you care about conservation and education. Browse through the programs below to find the opportunity that is right for you. For more information about any of the programs below, please call 412-365-2541 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to make a general donation to the Zoo, please click the button below:
Updated Benefits for 2015!
The Adopt an Animal program lets you play an important and direct role in promoting the well-being of your favorite Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium residents. Your gift helps provide for the care, feeding, and enrichment of Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium animals while supporting the Zoo’s commitment to wildlife conservation, both locally and around the world.
All animal species at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium are available for adoption, and there are many benefits associated with your generous gift (click here to see a complete list). The name of the adopter will be posted on the Adopt an Animal page on the Zoo's website (listed on a month-to-month basis) and on the Adopt an Animal board located on Zoo grounds (next to the Safari Gift shop, updated each spring). All levels of adoption packages also include a personalized adoption certificate, a magnet, monthly Z-mail updates, a photo fact sheet when adopting Featured Creatures, and an issue of our Zoo Insider newsletter.
All adoptions are valid for a one-year period and may be renewed annually. All adopted animals may have multiple adoptive donors, and no ownership rights are conferred by adopting an animal. All adopted animals remain in the care and custody of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, but we hope you will visit often!
You have two methods you can choose to adopt your Zoo animal. Download, complete, and send-in the mail-in adoption application or by donating online by clicking here. Please allow 2-3 weeks for your adoption package to arrive.
For additional information or questions, please call 412-365-2503 or email email@example.com.
Thank you to our January 2015 Animal Adopters!
|Ashley Platt||Edward Garbade||Frank & Jane Snyder||Heather Kosmann||
In loving memory of Wallace King III
|Jocelyn Barr||Kayla A. Singley||Madison Katherine Eskew|
|Mary Sprajcar||Morgan Pastorik||Sean Bright||Sophia & Laney deGuzman||Sophia Geason||Sophie Miller||TJ Michael|
Giving in honor or in memory of a loved one is a lasting way to show you care. When you make an honorary or memorial donation, we will send the individual being recognized or their family an acknowledgement of your gift, as well as a thank-you letter to you to show our appreciation of your generosity.
To make a donation in honor of an individual, please click the following button:
Located on over 700 acres of pristine woods, forested land, and secluded rolling hill country in rural Somerset, PA, the International Conservation Center (ICC) is North America’s premier facility for African elephant conservation, education, breeding, training, and research. Operated under the umbrella of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, it is the first such facility of its kind run by an AZA-accredited Zoo. It is a facility that provides the greatest hope for the future of the African elephant and other endangered species.
What is still critically needed is a central breeding and rearing maternal health center or an elephant cow/calf barn. This new maternal health center will be designed to facilitate birthing, rearing, training, exercise, and research of the species involved. Contributions to the ICC help support this new center, provide care for the animals who live at the ICC, and fund research.
To donate to the ICC, please click the following button:
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC):
Federal Employees can support the Zoo through the CFC. A small monthly pledge can make a major impact. For more information on the CFC or to make your pledge, please visit the CFC website 3riverscfc.org. To designate the Zoo as the recipient of your generous gift, enter the Charity Code 65350.
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium has partnered with aquariums in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia to rescue, rehabilitate, and release sick, injured, or otherwise imperiled sea turtles. Our Zoo takes in turtles who need long-term rehabilitation which frees up space at the coastal institutions so that they can treat turtles who need short-term rehabilitation. Contributions to the Sea Turtle Second Chance Fund allow more turtles to be helped and returned to their home in the ocean, giving them a second chance.
To donate to the Zoo's Sea Turtle Second Chance Program, please click the button below: