Share our passion for animal care and conservation by adopting an animal from San Antonio Zoo. Some of our animal ambassadors have been making waves in the news and are true fan favorites. Now, you can take one home! Your support will help us continue providing the best care for our animals, contribute to world-class habitats, and enrichment activities.
Adopt-an-Animal parents will receive:
- A certificate of adoption
- Color 5×7 photo with a personalized bio about the animal
- Voucher to redeem plush
Axelle is the spunkiest, most playful, and vocal of her pride at San Antonio Zoo®. Even though she is the smallest, she can hold her own among her pride! Lions are one of the most recognized animals on the planet and a member of the cat family.
Birthday: July 25, 2015
Favorite treat: whipped cream
Weight: 300 pounds
Fun fact: female lions are the main hunters while male lions protect the pride
Loves to: play with enrichment toys
Conservation status: Vulnerable
Mango is the most social flamingo of the bunch and loves to stand on one leg while relaxing. Mango likes to eat shrimp and other crustaceans – that’s why a flamingo’s feathers are coral, and orange. It comes from the carotenoid pigments found in their food.
Birthday: May 28, 2018
Favorite treat: pellets
Weight: 2.9 kg
Fun fact: Flamingo knees don’t bend backwards, those are their ankles
Loves to: Wade in shallow pools and rest on one leg
Conservation status: Least concern
Alan is our goofy, food-loving, reticulated giraffe, and is “hooves” down the tallest animal at the zoo. Alan is a foodie at heart; whether it’s grain, alfalfa, hay, or lettuce, Alan loves it all. When he is not eating, Alan spends his days lounging by the pool, taking selfies with guests, and of course, spending time with his two sons, Cosmo and Brayden. In the wild, giraffe populations have decreased dramatically within the past 30 years due to poaching and habitat loss.
Birthday: February 28, 2008
Favorite treat: Lettuce
Weight: 2,000 pounds
Fun fact: Giraffe’s tongues are black so they don’t get sunburnt
Loves to: Eat
Conservation status: Endangered