Adopt an Animal

With more than 750 species from every continent, Hellabrunn Zoo is one of the most species-rich zoos in Europe. You can choose to adopt an animal from a wide variety of species. Or simply ask to adopt your favorite animal!

Animal adoption packs are available for individuals, families or companies and start from as low as € 99. Becoming an animal sponsor is a great way to support us. Your sponsorship helps the zoo and the animal residents as follows:

  • It provides a valuable contribution to ensure the animals at Hellabrunn Zoo are well cared for
  • It ensures we are able to keep the zoo animals in spacious, habitat-inspired enclosures
  • It supports the conservation of species
  • It confirms that the welfare of our animals means a lot to you

The minimum period for adopting an animal is one year. The price depends on the species. As a gesture of appreciation for your support you will receive an exclusive reward:

  Up to € 499 € 499 -
€ 1,499
From € 1,500
an animal adoption certificate X X X
a tax-deductible donation receipt X X X
ten Christmas cards each year to send to friends or as collector's items X X X
a special reward after 5, 10 and 20 years sponsorship X X X
your sponsorship will be mentioned in annual report and on our website, as well as displayed on the info screen in the zoo Upon request Upon request Upon request
an invitation to the annual Adopt an Animal event at Hellabrunn Zoo (for two persons)   X X
the Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn AG annual report   X X
a photo canvas with a portrait of your sponsored animal (Contribution to expenses € 190)   X X
annual passes or alternatively day tickets worth   € 49* € 98*
your name (displayed in DIN A7) on an adopter plaque at one of the two entrances of the zoo   X  
your name (displayed in size DIN A6) on the adopter plaques at both entrances of the zoo (from € 3,500 DIN A5)     X
exclusive adoption for a specific animal     X
adopter plaque with your name on the actual enclosure of your sponsored animal (Contribution to expenses € 300)     X

*For tax reasons we need to deduct the cost of any annual passes, family annual passes or daily tickets provided as a reward from the amount for the donation receipt.

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Further information on prices is available upon request. 



Do you have a question?

Please contact our animal adoption department on +49(0)89 62508-34. You can reach a member of staff from Monday to Thursday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

You can also send an email or fax to our service team. Alternatively, you can visit one of the two service centers at the zoo - situated near the Isar and Flamingo entrances - to find out more information about how to adopt an animal.

Please send your applications to the following address:

Münchener Tierpark Hellabrunn AG
Service Center
Tierparkstr. 30
81543 Munich

Fax: +49(0)89 62508-790

The Hellabrunn Zoo team look forward to your support as an animal sponsor


An adopt an animal gift is the perfect way to give someone special a unique present.

Tell a friend

Active animal sponsors who recommend adopting an animal at Hellabrunn Zoo to their friends will receive two complimentary tickets to the zoo for each new animal adoption pack valued between € 99 - € 499 booked as a result of the recommendation. For recommendations that result in a sponsorship of € 500 or higher, four complimentary tickets will be offered as a reward.


If you are interested in sponsoring one of our animals, please contact us. We look forward to your E-Mail:

Or call us on:
+49(0)89 62508-34

(Mon-Thurs 10am -12pm + 2pm-4pm)

Adopt an Animal flyer
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Sponsor an animal application form
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Direct debit authorisation
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Gen. Terms and Conditions for Animal Sponsorship
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