Adopt a Lion

Your symbolic adoption supports collaborative efforts to save lions. Africa’s iconic predators help keep wildlife populations balanced, and are vital to a healthy savanna ecosystem.

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance collaborates with allies through our savanna conservation hub to protect critical habitat, put a stop to poaching, and find ways for people and big cats 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.


$25 Virtual Lion Adoption

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


$50 Lion Adoption

Join the Alliance today, and help save and protect lions and other wildlife worldwide. Your $50 Lion Adoption package includes a soft, 8" lion plush and a 5” x 7” Lion Adoption card. *Plush may vary


$100 Lion Adoption

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


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