Become a Patron

Our mighty amur tiger Botzman

Become a ZSL Patron 

Patronage starts from £600 or £50 a month and includes up to 7 members of your family.

Join as a Patron and support our vision for a world where wildlife thrives.

As ZSL approaches its third century our planet faces extraordinary pressures from climate change, habitat destruction, disease and pollution. ZSL is uniquely positioned to tackle these global challenges through our integrated approach to conservation – combining science, engagement and fieldwork.

By joining as a Patron of ZSL, you will be supporting our vital, international work. While you do this, you can enjoy our wonderful wildlife through fun days out at our Zoos and exclusive events and tours.

Even better, your donation is completely tax-deductible and completely eligible for Gift Aid – so your support can go even further!

 

ZSL and Coronavirus

Please note that whilst our Zoos have reopened, social distancing measures are in place and Patrons need to pre-book their free ticket(s) to visit our Zoos and restrictions are in place on guest sign ins. Our events have also had to be put on hold due to current Government guidelines. These measures are regularly under review and we will update you as they change.

With 75% of emergent infectious diseases originating from animals, such as Ebola, HIV-AIDS and now, COVID-19, ZSL’s role specialising in wildlife epidemiology has never been more important. Our scientists have spent decades studying the transfer of disease from wildlife to humans and during this pandemic ZSL continues to positively contribute to global science as a leading voice.

Covid-19 has had, and continues to have, a significant impact on ZSL's finances and your support is critical at this time. Becoming a ZSL Patron will help us feed our animals and protect wildlife across the planet.

Become a ZSL Patron

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We'd love to hear from you! You can contact us at patrons@zsl.org or on 0207 449 6406 with any questions, including how you can support us further.

 

Patrons Terms and Conditions

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Your Patronage

Patronage starts from £600 or £50 a month and includes up to 7 members of your family.

By joining as a Patron, you will be supporting our international work to protect wildlife and global ecosystems. You will have a close relationship with our Philanthropy team, enjoying unlimited visits, events and tours at our two Zoos, invitations to join opening receptions, while also receiving exclusive offers sent to you across the year.

Most importantly you will have a unique insight into ZSL’s work to protect wildlife. We will share the latest science-led conservation activities and impact as we deliver true change for the future of our planet, engaging you with our scientists, keepers and conservationists.

  • Presidents Circle Patronage could supply carnivorous meals for our Lions, Tigers and Hunting dogs and vultures for 1 month at ZSL London Zoo from £5,000 or £450 a month
  • Ambassador Patronage could supply bedding for all ZSL London Zoo Animals, big and small from £2,500 or £250 a month
  • Guardian Patronage could provide every animal at either ZSL London or Whipsnade Zoo with essential nutritional supplements from £1,350 or £112.50 a month
  • Partner Patronage could provide 3 months of tea time treats for our penguins from £600 or £50 a month

Even better, your donation is completely tax-deductible and completely eligible for Gift Aid - so your support can go even further.

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Gift Aid 
If you are a UK taxpayer, ZSL can claim Gift Aid on the entirety of your Patronage donation.  This will increase the amount you donate by an additional 25% at no extra cost to you.  A Gift Aid declaration is included on your ZSL Patrons application form, or please contact the Individual Giving team.

Become a ZSL Patron

Join Online Now

Please contact the Individual Giving team with any questions about the ZSL Patrons programme, or about donating at a higher level.
Tel:  020 7449 6406
Email: patrons@zsl.org

Patron Terms and Conditions

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Patronage Details

At all tiers of Patronage, you are supporting ZSL's global work and impact, securing a future for a healthy planet.

Starting at Partner Patronage from £600 you will have unique access to information about our ground-breaking work through behind-the scenes-emails, magazines and reports and will have special Patron offers shared with you across the year if you are signed up to receive these. You will be recognised for your incredibly valuable support in our publications and at our Zoos.

Guardian Patronage from £1,350 will also include sign in for two family guests each time they visit one of our Zoos, while Ambassador Patronage from £2,500 will include an exclusive behind the scenes experience; and a meeting with a scientist or conservationist from an area you're interested in.

Presidents Circle Patronage from £5,000 includes a personalised and tailored experience to meet your interests as well as a bespoke meeting with a conservationist or scientist in your chosen field of interest.

Become a ZSL Patron

Join Online Now

Please contact the Individual Giving team with any questions about the ZSL Patrons programme, or about donating at a higher level.
Tel:  020 7449 6406
Email: patrons@zsl.org

Patron Terms and Conditions

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ZSL Patrons are at the very heart of our Society.  We are delighted to share here some of their experiences about what it's like to be a Patron of the Zoological Society of London.

 

Amanda, Mark, Charlie and Emily
"We first became Friends of ZSL over 10 years ago when, with a young, fractious baby, ZSL London Zoo became a lifeline.  We visited most weeks, whatever the weather, and while baby Charlie was fascinated by the animals I had a chance to catch up with fellow new mums. When Emily came along two years later, she quickly became as enthralled as we were.  Having spent so much time at the zoo and getting to know the lovely staff, we came to realise that London Zoo and Whipsnade are only a small part of ZSL.  The conservation, research and education programmes are world class.  By becoming Patrons we are able to support this important work, and safeguard the legacy for our children.  The special events such as the BUGS exhibit Sleepover, the Christmas Party, Sunset Safaris and lectures have been both fabulous fun and great learning experiences.  My personal favourite remains the tour of the veterinary hospital and a demonstration of how to anaesthetise a fish - you'll have to become a Patron to see how its done!"
Amanda, Charlie and Emily, Patrons 2016 



Jason and Irene
"For us, at first, joining ZSL as a patron was purely about supporting an organisation that itself supports something we care deeply about: Animals.  ZSL London Zoo and Whipsnade are simply the tips of an iceberg of an organisation, one that supports research, field work and conservation around the globe.  To do that needs a lot of financial support and being a patron is a wonderful way to contribute.  Since we have joined, through specialists talks, events and behind-the-scenes access provided by Patronage, we have discovered all the more just how valuable our contribution is, and seen first-hand its positive effects.  For this reason alone we will continue our patronage, but we were pleasantly surprised to see what an effort the charity and their Patron team go to in order to provide us with special access to so many unique, interesting things we'd never normally see - and as such Patronage becomes more than just a vehicle for donation but also a genuinely worthwhile investment."
Irene and Jason, ZSL Patrons



Duncan 
Being a ZSL Patron is intrinsic to my own values and beliefs about the elemental significance of the natural world.  A healthy world encompassing sustainable biological diversity and natural resources is essential to our existence.  Nature is not an adjunct to humanity; we are part of nature and our future is wholly reliant on it.

We all have a responsibility to act now "to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats".  I have children, Lucas and Eva.  The delight that they take from London and Whipsnade Zoo and being in nature is immense.

ZSL is at the forefront of worldwide conservation and I feel privileged to be able to contribute to these efforts.  Tangible and positive results are being achieved by ZSL's projects.  Let's continue to support our champions of the natural world.

Duncan Grossart, ZSL Patron


 

Become a ZSL Patron

Join Online Now

Please contact the Individual Giving team with any questions about the ZSL Patrons programme, or about donating at a higher level.
Tel:  020 7449 6406
Email: patrons@zsl.org

Patron Terms and Conditions

PDF icon Patron Terms and Conditions 2020 (190.13 KB)