Adopt an Animal Friend

Resident Teaching Assistants

Positively impact the lives of resident teaching assistants as a tribute to someone close to you.

Donate $25, $50, $75 or $100 to adopt (sponsor) an Elachee Animal Friend.

Your gift helps defray the cost for food, habitat supplies and residents’ veterinary care at the Nature Center.

This is an ideal birthday, holiday or ‘just because’ gift!

The Process

Choose an Animal Friend


  1. Review the animal list below, by support level.
  2. Complete an adoption form.
  3. Allow 2-3 weeks for adoption processing.

Online Animal Adoption Download Adoption Form

An Elachee representative will contact you when complete. We will acknowledge your gift for one year with an nameplate placed near the animal’s habitat exhibit.

Live Animal Exhibits

25 Different Animal Species Call Elachee Home


These creatures reside in curated habitats as part of interpretive exhibits for all visitors to enjoy.

Elachee Teaching Naturalists use these animals in environmental education programs to help students and nature lovers better appreciate the wonderful creatures that live in our world.

Resident Animals Available for Adoption

$25 Adoption Gift
  • American Bull Frog Lithobates catesbeianus
  • American Toad Anaxyrus americanus
  • Cope’s Grey Tree Frog Hyla chrysoscelis
  • Corn Snake Pantherophis guttata
  • Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis
  • Eastern Tiger Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum
  • Gopher Frog Lithobates capito
  • Green Tree Frog Hyla cinerea
  • Musk Turtle Sternotherus odoratus
  • Spotted Salamander Ambystoma maculatum
​$50 Adoption Gift
  • Amelanistic Corn Snake Pantherophis guttata
  • Black Rat Snake Pantherophis obsoleta
  • Caramel Corn Snake Pantherophis guttata
  • Eastern Box Turtle Terrapene carolina carolina
  • Gray Rat Snake Pantherophis spiloides
  • Pueblan Milk Snake Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli
  • Yellow Rat Snake Pantherophis obsoleta
​$75 Adoption Gift
  • California Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula californiae
  • Eastern Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula
  • Eastern Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta
  • Northern Pine Snake Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus
  • Pond Slider Trachemys scripta
  • Wood Turtle Glyptemys insculpta
$100 Adoption Gift
  • Florida Gopher Tortoise Gopherus polyphemus
  • Great Horned Owl Bufo virginianus
Adoption Package


  • An Elachee Animal Friend Adoption Certificate
  • A Picture of the Animal
  • An Animal Information Sheet Details the Animal’s Living and Eating Habits
  • Themed Gift Bag from Elachee Nature Shop
  • Elachee Guest Pass for the Animal Friend Sponsor to Visit