Adopt an Animal

Animal Ambassadors

 

Lake Metroparks Animal Ambassadors represent a variety of native species of Ohio wildlife. These residents are under the permanent care of the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center staff because their injuries prohibited independent survival. These animals act as “ambassadors” for their species allowing us to educate the public about their conservation.

 

We invite you to support our mission of nature education, conservation and stewardship through "adopting" one of our Animal Ambassadors.

To begin your adoption process, click here.

Click here to see our Animal Ambassadors.

Sponsorships make a great gift for children, family and teachers and are a unique opportunity for classrooms and scouts.

Click here to learn how you can have a visit from your adopted animal. Please note: animals with an * by their name do not travel.

Adoption levels

$100 donation

  • Outreach program with your adopted animal
  • Mini tote lunch bag with Adopt an Animal logo
  • Certificate with the photo of your adopted animal
  • Your name on the donor board in the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center lobby
  • Lake Metroparks sticky note pad and pen

$50 donation

  • Certificate with the photo of your adopted animal
  • Your name on the donor board in the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center lobby
  • Lake Metroparks sticky note pad and pen

$25 donation

  • Certificate with the photo of your adopted animal
  • Lake Metroparks sticky note pad and pen

Click here to adopt an animal online

Click here to download a Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center Adopt an Animal application.

Although your adopted animal will stay at the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center, you may visit any time during open hours 9 am - 5 pm everyday except Christmas and New Year's Day. Please come and visit us.

Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center
Penitentiary Glen Reservation
8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
Wildlife Helpline: 440-256-1404 x2131

 

 

Lake Metroparks Animal Ambassadors

 

Savannah- Photo by Debbie Shetina
Short-earred owl
Savanna:
wing injury
Oliver - Photo by Dave Mills
Red-tailed hawk
Oliver
wing injury

Woodchuck
Dilbert*
imprinted

Apollo - Bald eagle
Bald eagle
Apollo*
wing injury

The wild animals that successfully recuperate at the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center are released back to their natural world. Those that have injuries prohibiting independent survival remain as part of our "Education Staff". Hawks, owls, falcons and vultures have become a vital part of Lake Metroparks environmental education programs. These animals act as "ambassadors" for their species allowing us to learn about them.

Click here to adopt an animal

Cricket - American Kestrel
American kestrel
Cricket
head trauma

 


Broad-winged hawk
Manuel
wing injury
Hunter - Photo by Dave Mills
Barred owl
Hunter
eye injury

Turkey vulture
Ms. V
imprinted
Marble - Photo by Debbie Shetina
Eastern screech owl
Marble*
eye injury

Red fox

Kura*
imprinted
Tundra - Photo by Debbie Shetina
Rough-legged hawk
Tundra*
wing injury

 

Mimic
American crow
Mimic
imprinted

Injured, orphaned or sick wild animals need humane and intense care for recovery and release. Medical treatment, food and shelter can be costly. Your donation can help defray these costs and help us help these animals.

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Eastern box turtle

Adam
imprinted

 


Red-shouldered hawk
Lakota
wing/eye injury

 


Merlin
Phantom
wing injury

 

 
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