ST. LOUIS – Looking for a Valentine’s Day for your loved one? The king of the jungle is also a king of hearts!

You can adopt an African lion from the Saint Louis Zoo for Valentine’s Day. So, you don’t actually get a real lion, but the money goes directly toward the care and feeding of the animals.

Saint Louis Zoo

The Zoo valentine adoption package includes a plush toy lion and valentine card from you, personalized adoption certificate, color photo with animal facts, car decal, name on the Zoo Parents Donor Wall and Zoo website for one year, and an invitation to the Zoo Parents Picnic.

For $50, which includes shipping and handling, the Zoo will deliver the adoption package.

To adopt a lion, click here, call 314-646-4771 or stop by a Welcome Desk at the north or south entrance of the Zoo. Save $10 when you purchase and pick up your adoption package at the Zoo.

Online and phone orders must be made by Feb. 1 to ensure Feb. 14 delivery. Walk-in orders are available through Feb. 14.

Last year, the ‘adopt a sloth’ promotion sold out quickly.