Your symbolic adoption supports collaborative efforts to save platypuses. These Australian icons are one of the world’s only egg-laying mammals.

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance works with partners through our Australian forest conservation hub to protect platypuses and preserve their native freshwater habitats.

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 Platypus Adoption

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


$50 Platypus Adoption

Join the Alliance today, and help save and protect platypuses and other wildlife worldwide. Your $50 Platypus Adoption package includes a soft, 10” platypus plush and a 5” x 7” Platypus Adoption card.


$100 Platypus Adoption

Your generous gift fuels critical conservation worldwide and offers hope to the world’s most extraordinary wildlife, including platypuses. Your $100 Platypus Adoption package includes 1 soft, 16” platypus plush, a 5” x 7” Platypus Adoption card, and a limited edition San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance pin.


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