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Ostrich

The largest living bird, the flightless red-necked ostrich is named for its naked, pinkish-red neck, thighs, and feet. To escape danger, an ostrich will lie on the ground with its neck outstretched, a habit that may be the reason for the legend that the ostrich buries its head in the sand.

Proud ZooParents will receive:

  • Personalized certificate of adoption
  • Fun fact sheet
  • Color photograph
  • An "Official ZooParent" collectible key chain
  • Name recognition on ClevelandZooSociety.org

Zoo animals are available for adoption at any giving level. Adoptions begin at the $50 level (basic benefits above) or upgrade your support to:

  • $75 level: all the above, plus an invitation to ZooFriends' Night - an exclusive summer celebration at the Zoo (mailed separately)
  • $100 level: all the above, plus recognition on Zoo grounds and a ZooParent T-shirt or Zoo Society tote bag
  • $250 level: all the above, plus the opportunity to go on one VIP tour of the Zoo (16 years or older)
  • $500 level: all the above, plus the opportunity to go on two VIP tours of the Zoo (16 years or older)
  • $1,000 level: all the above, plus meet the keeper of your adopted animal

Ostrich