Croc Encounters accepts donations to help care for the sanctuary animals. Here’s how you can make a difference:

Monetary Donations

Your donation goes back to the on-going care and enrichment of the animals at the sanctuary. Call us for more information on how to give a monetary donation.

Materials and Services

Even if you have something that you would like to donate and we do not necessarily need it, that is OK. Your material donation could be sold and the money from the sale would go back to the sanctuary!

Wish List (Items Under $10)

  • Paper Towels
  • Bleach
  • Scrub Brushes
  • Disposable Nitrile Gloves
  • Large Contractor Trash Bags
  • Incandescent Light bulbs
  • Plastic Totes (30gal+)
  • Metal/Plastic Buckets (5gal)
  • Plastic or Metal Bowls
        (i.e. Medium Dog Food Bowl)
  • Spring water (24oz Bottles)
  • Mulch or Gravel
  • Shavings/Bedding (Aspen)
  • New or Used Aquariums (Leaking ok)
  • Paracord or Rope
  • Exterior Grade Screws
  • Exterior Nails
  • Zip Ties
  • Electric Tape
  • Duct Tape
  • Cardstock Paper (8.5x11 - White)
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Business Envelopes
  • AA or AAA Batteries
  • Hay - Timothy or Orchard Grass
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Greens – Mustard, Turnip, Collard, Kale

Wish List (Items Over $10)

  • Outdoor Extension Cords
  • Heavy Duty Rope
  • Post Hole Diggers
  • Shovels
  • Rakes
  • Wet/Dry Vac
  • Wheel Barrows
  • Gas Powered Pump
  • Rolls of Reed Fencing
  • Chain Link Fencing
  • Various Building Materials
        (Fencing, Lumber, Concrete)

Wish List (Large Items)

  • Heavy Equipment (Bobcat, Backhoe)
  • Heavy Duty Truck
  • Cargo Van
  • Portable Buildings and Storage Sheds

Exhibit Sponsor & Adopt an Animal

Here at Croc Encounters we care for many rescued animals and they all need your support. We do not receive government funding or help from the state. We rely on donations from the public to help us not only care for our resued animals but to help us continue our conservation and education efforts. By adopting an animal or sponsoring an exhibit you will not only be making a difference but you will also receive some special perks. Please call us for more information or to sponsor or adopt an animal.

"Name a Gator"

Alligators come to Croc Encounters as rescues. There is a substantal cost with transporting them from Northern states where they may have been kept as pets to Tampa, FL. This cost is offset by naming our “Name an Gator” program. For a onetime donation of $150 or more you can choose a name for an alligator and have a picture sent to you of that particular alligator.

The alligator’s name will be used in presentations, on our website, and other promotional materials.

Exhibit Sponsorship

Sponsors of enclosures will be recognized on the Sponsors and Affiliates portion of our website. Sponsorships are available in partial/shared or as a full sponsorship. No other sponsors will be listed or accepted on a fully sponsored exhibit. You can be a partial sponsor on any small exhibit for only $35 or medium/large for $50. With full sponsorships you will receive a picture of the animal, an animal fact sheet, an official Croc Encounters Adoption Certificate, our e-newsletter and a recognition sign posted on the outside of the enclosure.

Small Enclosures

$35 Partial sponsorship
$150 Full sponsorship

  • Marine Toads
  • Cuban Tree Frogs
  • Florida Green Tree Frogs
  • White’s Dumpy Tree Frogs
green frog

Medium Enclosures

$50 Partial sponsorship
$750 Full sponsorship

  • Hatchling American Alligators
  • Burmese Python
  • Red-Tail Boa
  • Tortoise Pens
  • Turtle Ponds

Large Enclosures

  • Morelet’s Crocodile : $750
  • Crocodile Ponds : $1,000
  • Acutus : $3,500
  • American Alligator : $3,500
  • Medium & Large Alligators : $5500

Adopt an Animal

Animals may be "adopted" by pledging an annual donation in the amounts listed here to assist with the support and care of the animal. With every adoption you will receive a picture of the animal, an animal fact sheet, and official Croc Encounters Adoption Certificate and our e-newsletter.

Adoptable Animals

  • Crocodiles — $50
    • Buc
    • Skippy
    • Sobek
    • Morelet's
  • American Alligator — $35
    • Amos
    • Spike & Bertha
    • Munchie
    • Frisky
  • Snakes — $25
    • Ruby
    • Sunflower
    • Shakira
  • Lizards — $25
    • Jellybean
    • Louie
    • Ten
    • Yoshi
  • Turtles & Tortoise — $25
    • Henry
    • Bob
    • Dusty
    • Rocky