Symbolic Adoptions

Symbolic Adoptions

Show your love and support for Lincoln Children's Zoo and your favorite animal friends through the Zoo's Symbolic Adoption program. Funds from the Symbolic Adoption program go directly towards the care and well-being of the animals. Whether this symbolic adoption is a gift to yourself or an animal lover in your life, you’ll be helping to support your Lincoln Children's Zoo.

Limited Edition Mosi Adoptions

Adopt the first ever baby giraffe born at Lincoln Children's Zoo and be a part of Zoo History! Born on January 29, Mosi (MOH-see) is the first ever baby giraffe born at the Zoo. Help us welcome Mosi to the Zoo!

Limited Edition Kay Adoptions

Adopt Kay, the second giraffe born at the Zoo!  Born on February 27, her mother was unable to perform typical maternal duties so for Kay’s safety the giraffe team made the decision to hand-raise her. It is because of the incredible work of our Lincoln Children’s Zoo team, giraffe plasma gifted from Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium and goat milk from ShadowBrook Farm that she is healthy and alive today! Help support Kay and her incredible story through Symbolic Adoptions! 

Adoption Packages • Digital Package $35, Standard Package $65, Plus Package $100

Symbolic Adoptions are not available at this time. 


Frequently Asked Questions

What does my Symbolic Adoption include?
It depends on which adoption package you purchase. The Digital adoptions package includes PDF versions of the adoption certificate, giraffe fact card, and a frameable photo of Mosi or Kay for you to print at home. The Standard adoption package includes printed versions of the adoption certificate, giraffe fact card, and a frameable photo of Mosi or Kay as well as a giraffe plush. The Plus adoption package includes everything in the Standard package plush 2 double giraffe feed bundles.

How to I get my adoption package? 
Symbolic adoption packages can be shipped to you or can be picked up at the Zoo. 

How long will it take before I receive my adoption order?
Please allow 3 business days for us to process your order for pick up or shipping. Once your order has shipped, you will receive an email with tracking information. Shipping times may be delayed due to COVID-19 concerns. 

For additional questions, email sthorell@lincolnzoo.org. 

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