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Adopt a Critter

Adopt-A-Critter Logo with picture of Alligator


Are you ready to become a wildlife parent?

Give back by adopting a Oxbow Animal Ambassador!


Adoption Levels


$30 Annually
Certificate of Adoption
Animal Fact Sheet
One Small Plush Animal
Official A.A.C. Sticker


$60 Annually
Certificate of Adoption
Animal Fact Sheet
Three Small Plush Animals
Official A.A.C. Sticker


$100 Annually
Certificate of Adoption
Animal Fact Sheet
Three Small Plush Animals
Official A.A.C. Sticker
Private Animal Ambassador Meet & Greet*

Mulitple hands on the back of a tortoise


Why Adopt–A–Critter?

This honorary adoption program is a way for you to support your local, non profit, environmental learning center! By choosing to honorarily adopt one of our Animal Ambassadors, your adoption fee goes towards the cost of care, enrichment, and overall welfare of our animals. Adoptions provide the support that allows us to continue to care for our Animal Ambassadors.


Adoption Registration

Adoption Process

Becoming an honorary
wildlife parent is simple! 

Complete your adoption online at our web portal. Once you have completed your adoption paperwork, an Oxbow adoption team member will reach out to you with your adoption details.

Want to adopt in person? No problem! Our on site staff are happy to assist you with all your Adopt-A-Critter needs.

Visit in person to add your name to 
the wall of Adopt-A-Critter parents!

Available Adoptions


  • Rat Snake
  • Reticulated Python
  • Ball Python
  • Corn Snake
  • Kingsnake
  • Dumeril's Boa
  • Indigo Snake

Lizards & Alligators

  • American Alligator
  • Chinese Water Dragon
  • Bearded Dragon
  • Leopard Gecko
  • Glass Lizard


  • Red Ear Slider
  • Yellow Bellied Slider
  • Musk Turtles
  • Alligator Snapping Turtle
  • Common Snapping Turtle


  • Gopher Tortoise
  • African Sulcata Tortoise
  • Russian Tortoise
  • Hermann's Tortoise

Fish & Amphibians

  • Lake Sturgeon
  • Channel Catfish
  • Alligator Gar
  • Tree Frog
  • Tiger Salamander
  • South American Horned Frog


  • Tarantula
  • Honey Bee Hive
  • Other Animal Ambassadors are available upon request. Talk to an Oxbow staff member if you have a specific animal adoption request.
Adopt-A-Critter Logo in a cardbaord box

Are you ready
to take the next step?

Visit our registration page to complete your adoption today!  Or visit Oxbow in person.

Adoption Registration


kids feeding a tortoise greens

Please note, this is a symbolic adoption.  Your adopted animal will remain at Oxbow under the care of our expert animal keepers.

*Meet & Greets are limited to a single family unit and must be schedule with an adoption team member during our business hours. Some animal restrictions may apply. Please speak to an adoption team member for any questions.

Have a question about our Adopt-A-Critter program? Visit us in person or call us at (706)507-8558 to talk with an adoption team member.