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Carousel Animal Adoption

Imagine having your name on your very own koala, penguin, or gorilla

This personalized, wood carved animal makes the perfect gift for any occasion: birthday, anniversary, or significant event for friendor loved one. 

Adopt a stork to celebrate the arrival of your little one. Say “I love you ‘beary’ much” with a bear. Or buy that special someone an elephant, so they’ll know you’ll never forget them. The choice is yours.

Each animal is a unique work of art, hand carved and painted by skilled craftsmen from Carousel Works in Mansfield, Ohio.

Select from over 75 animals – you’re sure to find your favorite.
* Animal on the Inside ring is $6,000.
* Animal on the Outside ring is $7,500.
* Your carousel animal adoption is for the lifetime of the Carousel.

Please call the Zoo’s Development Office at (203) 394-6573 for more information or to adopt a carousel animal.


Take your pick from the menagerie of animals below for a gift that will put smiles on the faces of children (of all ages) for years to come:

  • African Hunting Dog
  • Armadillo
  • Babirusa
  • Black Leopard
  • Bongo
  • Camel
  • Capybara
  • Caracal Cat
  • Cassowary
  • Caterpillar
  • Cheetah
  • Chimpanzee
  • Cougar
  • Crocodile
  • Dolphin
  • Elephant
  • Giant Eland
  • Giant Panda
  • Giraffe
  • Gorilla
  • Hyena
  • Impala
  • Koala
  • Komodo Dragon
  • Labrador
  • Leopard
  • Lion
  • Manatee
  • Mandrill
  • Mountain Lion
  • Nene Goose
  • Okapi
  • Ostrich
  • Owl
  • Penguin
  • Poison Dart Frog
  • Polar Bear
  • Puffin
  • Pygmy Hippo
  • Raccoon
  • Red Fish
  • Red Panda
  • Rhino
  • River Otter
  • Saddle-billed Stork
  • Sea Lion
  • Sea Otter
  • Seal
  • Sloth Bear
  • Snake
  • Snow Leopard
  • Sun Bear
  • Tapir
  • Tiger
  • Tortoise
  • Warthog
  • White Tiger
  • White-naped Crane
  • Wolf
  • Zebra