Adopt an Education Animal

New Mexico Wildlife Center’s Education Animals serve as ambassadors from their species in the wild to humans. They are used in educational programs and outreach events. This is an opportunity to become an adoptive parent and support the care and feeding of New Mexico Wildlife Center's resident education animals. Adoption packages make wonderful gifts. As an adoptive parent, you will receive the following:

  • A beautiful 5"x7" color photograph of your animal
  • Personal biography explaining how your animal came to live at
    New Mexico Wildlife Center
  • Fact sheet about the natural history of your animal
  • Certificate of adoption
  • A free visit during which you may visit your adoptee
For animals whose annual cost is below $1,000, the adoption fee is $50
For animals whose annual cost is between $1,000 and $2,000, the adoption is $100
For animals whose annual cost is over $2,000, the adoption is $150

If your donation is a gift, please type in the recipient’s address and a message in the Paypal window that asks for it.

Animal Adoption Cost
Animal to Adopt
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Below are the education animals that you may adopt. The cost of feed and care for one year for each animal is listed.

squirt
Squirt
American Kestrel
$1,109/year
Maxwell
Maxwell
Bald Eagle
$1,750/year
Marcel
Marcel
Black-Billed Magpie
$1,148/year
Rufus
Rufus
Bobcat
$2,263/year
Dusty
Dusty
Barn Owl
$1,530/year
Che
Che
Chihuahuan Raven
$1,223/year
Alice
Alice
Cooper's Hawk
$1,227/year
Cibola
Cibola
Northern Goshawk
$1,757/year
Napoleon
Napoleon
Western Rattlesnake
$835/year
Oscar
Oscar
Great Horned Owl
$1,382/year
Velcro
Velcro
Grey Fox
$1,436/year
Lefty
Lefty
Harris's Hawk
$1,416/year
Radar
Radar
Long-eared Owl
$1,278/year
Machado
Manchado
Mexican Spotted Owl
$1,345/year
Aurora
Aurora
Western Screech Owl
$1,328/year
Fergie
Fergie
Ferruginous Hawk
$1,883/year
Reider
Reider
Northern
Saw-whet Owl
$1,055/year
Basil
Basil
Bull Snake
$935/year
Sol
Sol
Turkey Vulture
$1,592/year
Sienna
Sienna
Red-tailed Hawk
$1,389/year