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Animals Depend On People Too

When you A.D.O.P.T. a Binder Park Zoo animal you support expert animal care, and you get a wildly unique gift for yourself or the animal lover in your life!

When you A.D.O.P.T. a Binder Park Zoo animal, you support expert animal care.

Every day, our zookeepers provide first rate care for our animals. They prepare specially formulated diets for the animals, provide engaging enrichment that prompt mental and physical stimulation and our veterinary team completes regular medical and dental checkups to ensure each animal is in tip-top shape.

As a nonprofit organization that does not receive tax support, Binder Park Zoo relies on generous contributions from our visitors, members, and donors to help provide many of these important elements of animal care.

So whether you’re a champion for cheetahs, a painted dog devotee or a lover of lions, when you A.D.O.P.T. your favorite animal, you help us care for them.

Featured A.D.O.P.T. animal is the African Painted Dog for $75.

 

The scientific name for the African painted dog is Lycaon pictus. Also known as cape hunting dogs, wild dogs or painted wolves, these spectacular animals are aptly named for their unusually marked coats of brown, black, yellow and white - unique to each individual.  Painted dogs are intelligent and highly social animals as well as successful pack hunters.

Verizon is 11 years old and one of a trio of brothers that came to Binder Park Zoo from the Bronx Zoo in 2012.  Ghost was born in the United Kingdom in 2014 and later transferred to the Houston Zoo. She joined the Binder Park Zoo pack in 2017 as a breeding recommendation from a Species Survival Plan (SSP) through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).  While somewhat old for a first-time dad, Verizon’s contribution is significant since both his and her genes are underrepresented adding desirable diversity to the North American zoo population.

African painted dogs are one of the most endangered carnivores in Africa, with an estimated global population of less than 5,000 and declining due to human conflict, habitat fragmentation and widespread diseases like distemper and rabies. The African painted dog is currently listed as Endangered by both the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Animal A.D.O.P.T.

$75.00

When you A.D.O.P.T . African Painted Dog, you will receive the following:  

  • Adoption Certificate
  • African Painted Dog Fact Sheet
  • Name of ADOPTive parent listed on the honor roll located on zoo grounds for 12 months
  • Photograph of the African Painted Dogs suitable for framing
  • Plush African Painted Dog

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When you A.D.O.P.T . African Painted Dog, you will receive the following:  

  • Adoption Certificate
  • African Painted Dog Fact Sheet
  • Name of ADOPTive parent listed on the honor roll located on zoo grounds for 12 months
  • Photograph of the African Painted Dogs suitable for framing
  • Plush African Painted Dog