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Thane - Adopt a Zoo Animal

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This procedure explains various ways to Adopt a Zoo Animal in Thane.

Apply In-Person

  1. To Adopt Zoo Animal in Maharashtra, the applicant has to approach the Zoo Office.
  2. The address related to the Zoos in Thane can be obtained from the “Office Locations and Contacts” Section of this page.
  3. After visiting the office, applicant has to approach the Zoo office/director/assistant director’s office to obtain Adoption form or download from here: Link
  4. Choose the animal for Adoption and level of support/period of Adoption.
  5. After entering the necessary details, submit the form at the Zoo office.
  6. Pay the appropriate fees at the Zoo office in cash/cheque/card/DD.
  7. Once payment is transferred successfully, Adoption certificate will be issued.

Apply through Mail:

  1. To apply for Adoption online, follow: Link
  2. Fill up the necessary details, choose the animal and name of the Zoo from where you are willing to adopt.
  3. Send the completed form through mail.
  4. Zoo authority will contact you soon through call or mail for further process.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Pan Number

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park & Wildlife Research
Centre, Katraj, Pune -411046.
Phone Number: 020-24367712
Email: [email protected]
Zoo website: Link
Zoo’s in Maharashtra: Link


Any individual/organisation can Adopt Zoo Animal after paying the appropriate fee.


  • For Adoption rates, follow the link: Link
  • There is an option to renew the Adoption.


  • Validity depends upon the number of months/years chosen during adoption.

Documents to Use[edit]

Adoption form: Link

Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

The certificate of Adoption will be issued after payment of fee at the Zoo office or online.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
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Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since January 1908.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the applicant
  • Address
  • Adoption period
  • PAN number
  • Contact number
  • Email Id

Need for the Document[edit]

Please provide the need for the procedure. e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate?

Information which might help[edit]

Benefits of Adopting a Zoo Animal:

  • Adoption membership card with photo identity proof will be provided.
  • Official Certificate of adoption will be provided.
  • Adopters name will be displayed at the entrance gates during their adoption period.
  • Display of names/logo on the adopted Animal enclosure, depending upon the level of support.

Other benefits: Link

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Terms and conditions of Animal Adoption Scheme: Link
All Zoo’s in Maharashtra: Link
Nagpur Maharajbag Zoo Adoption: Link


More information which might help people in Thane can be listed here.