Wild Christmas Gift Ideas!
Monday 12 September 2005
If you’re wondering what to get an animal-lover this Christmas, then the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the charity which owns and operates London Zoo and Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, has some unique gift ideas and is giving you the chance to support our global conservation effort.
You can celebrate the season of good will, safe in the knowledge that your fun and funky gifts will help us to protect endangered species across the world. We have a variety of gift ideas from ZSL’s Wild Adoptions to cute and cuddly stocking fillers and even the chance to become a Keeper for a Day!
ZSL has chosen species from six distinct conservation programmes around the globe, from the Partula snail of the South Pacific Ocean to the lowland gorilla of West Africa and the British field cricket of our very own United Kingdom. From as little as £30, you can take part in the conservation of these fascinating species and in return your loved one will receive a colour photograph of their adopted species in its natural habitat, a certificate of adoption, a conservation programme fact sheet and an annual subscription to Lifewatch.
Alternatively, you can adopt any of the animals at London Zoo and Whipsnade Wild Animal Park from as little as £20, and contribute towards ZSL’s important work providing for the animal’s welfare in terms of food, on-going veterinary care and their zoo habitat.
Keeper for a Day
If you are looking for that once-in-a-lifetime gift for someone special, why not give them the chance to become a Keeper for a Day at London Zoo or Whipsnade Wild Animal Park? This amazing experience will allow your nearest and dearest to get up close and personal with some of ZSL’s most popular animals, and also get a unique insight into the day-to-day life of our keepers and their charges.
The sessions (available for those 16 and over) include tasks such as feeding the giraffes, mucking out rhino, cleaning the penguin pool and going behind the scenes at the big cats, all of which makes a day to remember for any animal lover!
With two different days to choose from, the full Keeper for a Day at £225 or the more compact Introduction to Zoo Keeping at £150, you’ll be spoilt for choice this Christmas.
These gifts can all be purchased at www.zsl.org, where you will also find stocking fillers at our online shop and gift tickets for that special day out in the New Year.
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Notes to editors
Keeper for a Day will available to purchase online at www.zsl.org as from October.
Nathalie Golden - 0207 449 6280 / 07889 043 843 - firstname.lastname@example.org