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Message from an Animal

Have one of our animals help you say it.


Are you looking for a unique way to send a message to your loved one? Whether it’s a birthday greeting or prom proposal, let our animals be your wingman! All you have to do is come up with a message (six-word maximum) and we will create a one of a kind photo with the Zoo animal of your choice, featuring your personalized message.

Participation in activities are voluntary for our animals so we ask that you indicate a first and second choice for the animal.

Cost: $30

Two options for how your message will be sent:

Have your image printed as a 5 x 7 photo and mailed to you in a gift envelope


Receive a high-resolution, downloadable copy of your image

Choose from:

  • North American River Otter
  • Macaw
  • African Serval
  • Red-ruffed Lemur
  • Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
  • Sloth (+$10)
  • Giraffe (+$10)

…and many more!

Say anything from…

  • Happy Mother’s Day
  • Miss You!
  • Happy Birthday
  • Thank you
  • I love you
  • Will you…?
  • Congratulations

If you can fit in six words or less, we can help!

Please allow two weeks for processing.

Your message helps support our Keepers!

The animal care team at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens are not only passionate about the residents here—many of them participate in conservation efforts near-and-dear to their hearts. The American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) is a national organization focused on promoting professionalism and providing animal care specialists with training and conservation resources. In 2018, we launched the Central Florida chapter of AAZK. By sending a message from one of our animals, you’re supporting the Zoo’s animal care team and conservation efforts important to them.

 If you have any questions, please contact Christina O’Donnell at christinao@centralfloridazoo.org.


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