Become A Patron

Become a ZSL Patron 

ZSL Patrons is your opportunity to be part of conservation action and be inspired by wildlife.  Your support is vital.

Join as a ZSL Patron
Join our ZSL Patrons programme today to be part of a dedicated group of supporters whose passion and commitment enables ZSL to carry out vital conservation, education and research across the globe.

As a ZSL Patron, you will have the opportunity to connect with our animals, people and projects through bespoke events and a tailored programme, while supporting ZSL's charitable work.  The programme also offers the flexibility to choose the level of gift at which you would like to support ZSL, including the opportunity of paying for your Patronage by monthly direct debit.

 

 

Become a ZSL Patron

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Download our Patron application form: File ZSL Patrons Application Form.docx (99.84 KB) (99.84 KB)

Please contact the Individual Giving team with any questions about the ZSL Patrons programme, or about donating at a higher level.
Tel:  020 7449 6403/06
Email: patrons@zsl.org

Support ZSL’s work to conserve animals and their habitats across the planet by joining as a ZSL Patron and enjoy a host of benefits.

The ZSL Patrons programme consists of four different levels, making it easier for you to choose a level of support which suits you best.  We are delighted to offer ZSL Patronage payments as both an annual payment, or by monthly direct debit.

 

Partner Patronage (from £600)
Could fund in-country education materials

  • Unlimited entry to ZSL London and ZSL Whipsnade Zoos for the Primary Patron and up to 6 family members named on your Patronage
  • Invitations to an exclusive programme of ZSL Patrons events
  • Sign in two family guests per visit
  • Two complimentary entrance tickets to the Zoos for you to give family members
  • An introduction to ZSL from the Individual Giving Team
  • Personalised ZSL Patrons communications
  • Subscription to ZSL's magazine, Wild About, ZSL's Annual Review and Trustee Statements
  • 10% discount on shops and cafes and some ZSL ticketed events
  • 10% discount on ZSL experiences
  • Free parking at both zoos all year round and free car entry at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Guardian Patronage (from £1,350)
Could equip a ranger in Thailand 
all the benefits of Partner Level plus:

  • An extra two complimentary entrance tickets to the Zoos for you to give family members (four entrance tickets in total)
  • Recognition in the ZSL Annual Review
  • Additional event elements to some of the exclusive ZSL Patrons events. Previous events have included a breakfast or a behind-the-scenes tour before the main event
  • A personal introduction to ZSL with a dedicated Individual Giving team member so that you can make the most of your Patronage

Ambassador Patronage (from £2,500)
Could fund a pangolin tracking expedition 
all the benefits of Guardian level plus:

  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes experience of your choice at ZSL London or Whipsnade Zoo for up to 6 people (subject to ZSL approval)
  • An extra two complimentary entrance tickets to the Zoos for you to give family members (six entrance tickets in total)
  • VIP invitations to special events throughout the year including ZSL’s keynote scientific lecture, the Stamford Raffles lecture 

President’s Circle Patronage (from £5,000) 
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ould provide a month of 24hr security for tigers and rhinos 
all the benefits of Ambassador level plus:

  • Sign in an extra two family guests per visit (four family guests in total)
  • A personalised and tailored experience to meet your interests to learn more about a particular area of our work 
  • An extra two complimentary entrance tickets to the Zoos for you to give family members (eight entrance tickets in total)
  • Discounts on venue hire for private entertaining

 

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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

Or download our Patron application form: File 2016 ZSL Patrons Application Form.docx (100.09 KB) (100.09 KB)

Please contact the Individual Giving team with any questions about the ZSL Patrons programme, or about donating at a higher level.
Tel:  020 7449 6403/06 
Email: patrons@zsl.org

 

We are delighted to invite our Patrons to a range of bespoke and exclusive Patron events, representing the breadth of ZSL’s work and offering you the opportunity to be part of conservation action and be inspired by wildlife.

If you would like to learn more about the ZSL Patron programme and any of the events taking place, please contact us at patrons@zsl.org or on 020 7449 6403/06

 

ZSL Patron exclusive events

Exhibit Preview: Land of the Lions at ZSL London Zoo 
19th March 2016 This event has taken place
Join us for a preview of ZSL London Zoo's flagship exhibit for 2016, Land of the Lions.  This exhibit forms part of ZSL's Asiatic lion conservation, committed to securing a future for this endangered species, both at ZSL London Zoo, and in the Gir forest in India.

Mini-keepers Sealion Splash at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo 
3rd July 2016 This event has taken place
All ZSL Patrons are invited to join us for an exclusive Sealion Splash! For those with mini-zookeepers, please stay on to make snacks for our animals. Guardian, Ambassador and President's Circle Patrons will also receive an invitation to breakfast.

Conservation Roadshow at ZSL London Zoo 
5th October 2016 This event has taken place
Hear a snapshot of stories from ZSL's scientists, field conservationists and keepers about how their work contributes to the global conservation of animals and their habitats.  

Seasonal Celebration at ZSL London Zoo 
1 December 2016 
Enjoy a festive celebration at ZSL London Zoo as we round up the year! We are delighted to invite your friends and family who are interested in joining as a Patron of ZSL.

 

Events for both ZSL Patrons and ZSL Fellows

Your Patron events calendar also includes joint ZSL Patron and ZSL Fellow events.  In 2016 these are as below: 

Discovery the world of Whipsnade
30 April 2016  This event has taken place 
We are delighted of offer ZSL Patrons and Fellows the chance to see a new side of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Starting with a drinks reception in the gardens of the Zoo, meeting some of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's stunning birds including macaws and followed by a bespoke Keeper talk and crocodile feed in In with the Butterflies.

Coach trips from Whipsnade to London and London to Whipsnade
4 June and 11 June 2016 This event has taken place
ZSL is providing transport to see the Zoo you don't regularly see!

Demystifying Legacy 
1 November 2016
Come along and learn more about legacy giving, a valued programme of giving which has supported a vast range of ZSL projects including Land of the Lions and scientists in the Institute of Zoology.
 

Other Events: a few highlights

As a Patron, you will receive invitations to events taking place, covering all of ZSL's work and joined by other supporters.  Here are just a few of these highlights.

Erasmus Darwin Barlow Expedition Reception, ZSL London Zoo
28 April 2016  This event has taken place
A chance to hear from student conservationists, supported by ZSL, who will be showcasing their discoveries and experiences from their recent expeditions across the globe.

Safari in the City, ZSL London Zoo
18 May 2016  This event has taken place
ZSL's annual Gala, Safari in the City, is the highlight of the London event season. Be whisked away on a safari adventure in the heart of London and help ZSL secure species survival.

Sunset Safari: ZSL Patrons welcome drinks, ZSL London Zoo 
1 July 2016  This event has taken place
Experience the Zoo at twilight while enjoying a wide variety of entertainment, world foods and animal demonstrations.  For those attending on the 1st of July, you will be greeted by the Individual Giving team for a complimentary drink before you enjoy Sunset Safari.

Snowdon Aviary breakfast briefing, ZSL London Zoo 
5 July 2016  This event has taken place
As a ZSL Patron, you are invited to join us to hear about the restoration plans for ZSL London Zoo's iconic and Grade II listed structure, the Snowdon Aviary, including a private tour before the Zoo opens to the public.

 

 

Become a ZSL Patron

Join Online Now

Download our Patron application form: File 2016 ZSL Patrons Application Form.docx (100.09 KB) (100.09 KB)

Please contact the Individual Giving team with any questions about the ZSL Patrons programme, or about donating at a higher level.  
Tel:  020 7449 6403/06 
Email:  patrons@zsl.org

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!"

ZSL Patrons
 


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 allt he 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."

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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 respnsibility 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

Download our Patron application form: File 2016 ZSL Patrons Application Form.docx (100.09 KB) (100.09 KB)

Please contact the Individual Giving team with any questions about the ZSL Patrons programme, or about donating at a higher level 
Tel: 020 7449 6403/06         
Email: patrons@zsl.org