Adopt an Animal - Koi
NOTE: Adopt-a-Koi Adoption Packages will ship in late March. Thank you!
This spring we invite you to unleash the dragon and Adopt-a-Koi! When you support the Belle Isle Conservancy with the Adopt-a-Koi program, your $30 adoption cost helps us in our upstream swim to support the Belle Isle Aquarium and our fish friends, like the Koi.
In Japan, families honor the nobility of the Koi fish on a holiday called Children's Day
(originally Boys' Day). The Koi fish are regarded as a symbol of perseverance in Japanese culture because they swim upstream no matter what the conditions are. And as legend tells it, once a Koi fish reaches thetop of the falls, it turns into a dragon. Koi shaped windsocks, or Koinobori, can be seen flying in front of homes to commemorate the Children's Day holiday, as the Koinobori represent the members of the inhabiting family.
To honor the symbolic adoption of a Koi, supporters will receive an adoption package including:
- Adoption certificate + Species info
- Pair of Koi fish lapel pins
- Souvenir Koinobori windsock + handheld telescoping pole
- Belle Isle Koi post card