How you can support us

How you can support us


Gifts to ZSL without any restrictions are essential to us, enabling us to spend your gift where the need is greatest and helping us to plan for our future. 

However, we warmly accept gifts for a particular use, for example helping to run our two Zoos, or to support our world-leading scientific research. If you would like a gift to help a particular area of work, please do get in touch so we can discuss your intentions and ensure your wishes are met.


One of our kind supporters, Delene Welch, an animal-loving former lawyer generously left London Zoo a legacy gift which helped us to improve areas of the Zoo, supporting our work to engage millions of people each year with the natural world. Delene, upon retiring, volunteered her free time at London, volunteering one day a week for 12 years. When she wrote her Will, she wanted more than anything to leave an enduring gift to the animals at the Zoo, leaving the bulk of her estate to be used 'for the benefit of animals' and divided the rest among friends, relatives and animal home. Her incredible gift contributed to London Zoo's Rainforest Biome, Into Africa and Gorilla Kingdom. 


Marilyn the sloth snuggles up with baby Elio at ZSL London Zoo

Contact us

We would love to hear from you and talk through any questions you may have about leaving a gift in your Will. You can contact us on 020 7449 6487 or by email on You can also write to us at ZSL Fundraising, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY.