ADOPT AN ANIMAL

hippo stuffed animal in natural habitat

River Hippopotamus

A Precious Plush Pachyderm to Call Your Own

Whether he’s chillin’ in his pool or chasing after his beloved enrichment ball, happy hippo Mahali continues to be one of the most charming creatures in the Denver Zoo animal family. Weighing in at nearly 4,000 pounds, this princely pachyderm—like all hippos—is a surprisingly strong swimmer who can stay fully submerged for as long as six minutes. 

With your symbolic adoption of a plush hippo, you’re not only helping provide world-class care for Mahali and the other 3,000 animals here on campus; you’re also supporting our field conservation projects on five continents, which are working to protect their wild counterparts. 

$35 | FLOCK

  • 4x6 Photo of Your Animal
  • Fascinating Animal Fact Sheet

$60| PACK

  • 4x6 Photo of Your Animal
  • Plush Animal in Cute Carrier
  • Fascinating Animal Fact Sheet
  • Personalized Adoption Certificate

$80 | TROOP

  • 4x6 Photo of Your Animal
  • Plush Animal in Cute Carrier
  • Fascinating Animal Fact Sheet
  • Personalized Adoption Certificate
  • One FREE Denver Zoo Admission Ticket
  • Entry to Win an Animal Meet + Greet for 4 

$105 | HERD

  • 4x6 Photo of Your Animal
  • Plush Animal in Cute Carrier
  • Fascinating Animal Fact Sheet
  • Personalized Adoption Certificate
  • Two FREE Denver Zoo Admission Tickets
  • Entry to Win an Animal Meet + Greet for 4