Donate in memory

You can make a donation to the Zoological Society of London in memory of a friend or relative. By donating to a cause they believed in, you will be doing something really worthwhile to celebrate their life.

Below, you will find information on ways to donate in memory of a loved one, how your donation can help and ways of commemorating your loved one at our zoos.

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Ways to remember a loved one:

In Memory Benches

You can dedicate a bench at ZSL London Zoo or ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in memory of your loved one. Benches are made from 100% recycled plastic

From £1,000 or more...


  • Refurbished or new bench
  • An engraved plaque with your choice of wording
  • Invitation for 2 people to visit the bench at your chosen Zoo
  • Maintenance for 3 years

N.B. ZSL London Zoo cannot guarantee that the bench will remain in one place; however it will remain on site

Online Collections

You can set up a dedicated In Memory fundraising page with JustGiving by visiting

Ash Scattering

From £150 or more... 

For those whose loved ones felt a special connection with ZSL, we are able to arrange ash scatterings for loved ones. We provide this service either at ZSL London or Whipsnade Zoo.

Funeral Collections

You can arrange a collection at the funeral of a loved one and donate to ZSL.

Contact details

If you have any queries about donating to ZSL in memory of a loved one please contact the Development Department on 020 7449 6487, via email at or write to:

Sophie Brown, Legacy Fundraising Manager, Individual Giving Zoological Society of London, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY

Please support us with a donation


Beyond our closed gates, Zoo life goes on. We have a core team of devoted keepers, vets, security and grounds staff staying on site, making each day as normal as possible for our much-loved residents. Please help us to feed and care for our animals while we’re closed by making a donation, here.  We really need your support.