Your Big 5
Bring ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's Big 5 right into your living room by adopting one of our star animals.
Each adoption comes with special access to your animal’s page – full of fun and fascinating facts, exclusive photos and film footage, news and email updates.
You also get a free zoo ticket, so you can come visit your adopted animal and also see the rest of the Big 5.
Far from being a cowardly lion, Spike is really relaxed around people he knows. He often comes up and rubs his head against the fence. He’s also a brilliant father.
Savannah is a laid back, friendly and inquisitive giraffe who gets on well with the rest of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s giraffes. She’s a good mother and is very protective of her two sons.
Sociable Karishma loves hanging around with her friends in their lovely green paddocks, especially with her best friend Mya. As well as being clever she’s also very hairy, especially around her ears!
Even though they are no longer cubs, the inseparable sisters still love to play together, especially in their pond.