Adopt an Animal

You can adopt your favorite animal and help provide the expert care and nutrition they need.

The High Desert Museum cares for over 200 animals, from magnificent bald eagles to river otters and desert tortoises.

As an adoptive animal parent you are supporting the work of our wildlife staff and volunteers, caring for animals that could not survive in the wild.

Many of our animals have non-releasable injuries, meaning they could not survive in the wild. They all require ongoing veterinary care and specialized diets to maintain their health and well-being.

Every animal is provided special food that gives them the essential nutrients they would obtain in the wild. Did you know it costs $1,700 a year to care for an eagle, and as much as $7,500 a year to care for one otter? By adopting one of the listed animals here, you can help us provide for their care.

Your adoption matters. It helps provide for our animal care. Most importantly, please know that you are helping an animal that cannot survive in the wild.


It’s easy! And it makes a great gift!

Choose your animal and adoption level by completing the form, and you will receive an adoption package in the mail.

Contact Rachael Greenwalt 541-382-4754 ext. 244 for addition information.