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Please note the average processing time for the Adopt-an-Animal package can be 10 to 14 days (for the Valentine's Day Special below, orders will be accepted until February 7 at 5pm for delivery by Valentine's Day). Any animals that are not listed can be adopted but the stuffed animal, photo and/or fact sheet may not be available. For more information please call 205.909.4480 or email

There is a $10 shipping charge per plush ($50 packages and higher). We also offer a FREE PLUSH PICKUP option. With this option, you will receive a coupon in the mail for your plush animal, which can be redeemed in the Birmingham Zoo Gift Shop on your next visit.

Valentine's Day Special

Forget the chocolate! Treat your sweet to a Birmingham Zoo animal adoption with a memorable and exciting Behind the Scenes Encounter with a California Sea Lion at the Birmingham Zoo! This year we are offering three fun Valentine animal packages to select from:
Go Green—includes an individualized electronic Adoption Certificate, a California Sea Lion fact sheet, and sea lion photo (sent via email)- $25
Animal Supporter—includes an individualized Adoption Certificate, a California Sea Lion fact sheet, a sea lion photo, and a cuddly plush sea lion mailed to the address of your choosing- $60 (includes shipping charge)
Sea Lion Encounter Package for 2—includes a Behind the Scenes Sea Lion Encounter certificate, an individualized Adoption Certificate, a California Sea Lion fact sheet, a sea lion photo, and a cuddly plush sea lion mailed to the address of your choosing. The non-member option of this package is $225 and includes two Zoo admission tickets to be used to enter the Zoo on the day of your tour. The member option of this package is $160 (members will use their membership to get in). 
Ages 5 and up are welcome on the Behind the Scenes Encounters but guests under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  May use the 2nd tour spot or may purchase an additional tour spot for the adult HERE.
Orders received before February 7 at 5pm will be guaranteed to arrive by February 14. Orders after that date will be shipped as quickly as possible, but may arrive after Valentine’s Day.
Go Green Level
Animal Supporter Level
Sea Lion Encounter
Member Option
Sea Lion Encounter
Non-Member Option


 Go Green ($25) Level Only

Dwarf Nigerian
Spider Monkey

Go Green ($25), Animal Supporter ($50) & Animal Advocate ($100) Levels Only


All Adoption Levels

Trails of Africa

Southern White
Hippopotamus Grant's Zebra Reticulated Giraffe African Bull Elephant

Primate/Social Animals Building

Giant Anteater Jaguar Sloth

Predator Building

African Lion Coyote Fennec Fox Red Panda

Birds/Coastal Area

Bald Eagle California Sea Lion


Anaconda Komodo

Children's Zoo/Alabama Wilds

North American
River Otter
North American
Black Bear


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