Adopt an Animal

An animal adoption from ZSL London or Whipsnade Zoo makes a unique gift idea for yourself or someone special and provides a valuable contribution to the running costs of ZSL.

Our adoption packs are beautifully presented and include a certificate, photograph, information on your animal, subscription to our Wild About magazine plus some fun stickers and bookmarks. There is also a free zoo entry ticket so you can come and visit your new friend.

Adopt your favourite animal, the purr-fect gift for animal lovers. 10 animals, there's one for every type of person you know:

  • Do you know someone potty about penguins... adopt Ricky the Rockhopper.
  • Do you know a gentle giant... adopt Thug the Pygmy Hippo.
  • Do you know a Harry Potter fan... adopt Harri the Otter.

Adoption packs - £35

Postage is included in the price. 

When purchasing on Amazon, simply add the adoption pack to your shopping basket and the postage charge displayed will immediately be removed.

By purchasing an Animal Adoption pack you are helping to fund ZSL's conservation work.

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Adopt Thug the pygmy hippo

A pygmy hippo at ZSL London Zoo

Lives at ZSL London Zoo

Adopt Jae Jae the Sumatran tiger 

Jae Jae, a Sumatran Tiger, at ZSL London Zoo.

Lives at ZSL London Zoo

Adopt Harri the oriental small-clawed otter

An otter at ZSL London Zoo

Lives at ZSL London Zoo

Adopt Ellish the Rothschild's giraffe

Giraffe eating ice

Lives at ZSL London Zoo

Adopt Ricky the rockhopper penguin 

Ricky the Penguin

Lives at ZSL London Zoo

Adopt Pipsqueak the meerkat

Pipsqueek the meerkat

Lives at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Adopt Rolo the Squirrel Monkey 

Squirrel monkey at ZSL London Zoo

Lives at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Adopt Karishma the Asian elephant 

Elephant calf and mum at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Lives at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Adopt Savannah the reticulated giraffe 

Giraffes at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Lives at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Adopt Ringo the meerkat 

Meerkats at ZSL Whipsnade.

Lives at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Adoption information

Questions? Frequently asked questions

Alternatively please contact the Supporter Services Team on or 0344 225 1826.

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