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This March 03, NTNC-Central Zoo launched  its 'Adopt an Animal' campaign starting with the Rt. Hon'ble Prime Minister and his spouse, Hon. Forest and Environment Minister, a ten-year old boy (the youngest adoptee), plus five others, who took the first step of commitment to care and inspire.

Now is your chance! Connect with your favorite zoo animal through our adoption program. Your symbolic adoption will help share your care by providing funds to maintain our outstanding animal care services,  including for feeding, veterinary services, habitat improvement and enrichment support.

Adopt an Animal

Caring for animals and their habitats is central to the National Trust for Nature Conservation-Central Zoo's mission. A trained and dedicated staff provides the best care possible through a commitment to the health and well-being of the animals.

By helping care for the animals at the zoo, you are also helping research and conservation efforts within the zoo and around the country.

When you choose to adopt an animal, you'll be sharing your care. Your donation to the program helps to provide expert care for your favorite animal for one year.

How can I "adopt" an animal?

  • Visit NTNC-Central Zoo.
  • You can purchase an "Animal Adoption" package online (presently under construction). Review the list of available animals, select your favorite animal, choose your giving level, and order your animal adoption package today.
  • If you do not wish to purchase online, call (01) 5528323/5528324.
  • You can also donate through the e-sewa link.

Featured animal list for adoption


SN Zoo Animal Annual cost of individual animal (NPR) 
1 Greater one-horned Rhinoceros  1,500,000
2 Asian Elephant 1,500,000
3 Royal Bengal Tiger 1,500,000
4 Hippopotamus 1,200,000
5 Common Chimpanzee 1,000,000
6 Siamang 500,000
7 Sloth Bear 500,000
8 Himalayan Black Bear 500,000
9 Gharial Crocodile 350,000
10 Red Panda 250,000
11 Himalayan Monal (Danphe) 375,000
12 Sarus Crane 225,000

* The above is only the featured list of animals initially up for adoption at the Central Zoo. However there are 110 species and 1161 individual animals that call the zoo their home. To adopt any animal of your choice leave us a message so we can get back in touch with you.

Adoption Contact Information

Visit: Central Zoo, Jawalakhel
Email: Senior Curator Rachana Shah at
Call: (01) 5528323/ 5528324