Adopt a Gorilla

Your symbolic adoption supports community-led efforts to save endangered gorillas. These iconic great apes are found only in the forests of Central Africa.

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance works with local communities through our African forest conservation hub to protect critical habitat for western lowland and mountain gorillas, put a stop to poaching, and find ways for people and gorillas to peacefully live side by side.

Conservation is at the heart of everything we do. As an ally, you offer hope to wildlife worldwide and we cannot thank you enough. Because when wildlife thrives, all life thrives.

Adoption Packages


$25 Virtual Gorilla Adoption

Share your passion for wildlife with friends and family by sending your loved ones a Virtual Western Gorilla Adoption. Your gift will be sent through email and will include a Virtual Western Gorilla Adoption card! This option does not include a mailed adoption package.


$50 Gorilla Adoption

Join the Alliance today, and help save and protect gorillas and other wildlife worldwide. Your $50 Western Gorilla Adoption package includes a soft, 8" gorilla plush and a 5” x 7” Western Gorilla Adoption card.


$100 Gorilla Adoption

Your generous gift fuels critical conservation worldwide and offers hope to the world’s most extraordinary wildlife, including gorillas. Your $100 Western Gorilla Adoption package includes 1 soft, 11" gorilla plush, a 5” x 7” Western Gorilla Adoption card, and a limited edition San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance pin.


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