Animal Adoptions

If you are an animal lover or know someone who is, adopt one of our seven favourite Bristol Zoo animals today and receive an exciting adoption pack in the post. 

An animal adoption makes a lovely gift, we can post your pack to you, or, directly to the person you are buying it for.

Each adoption helps us to care for our animals here at Bristol Zoo and also supports our conservation work across the globe.

Your pack will contain:

  • a ticket to the Zoo
  • a cuddly toy
  • an adoption certificate
  • your name displayed at the exhibit*
  • a fact-file about your chosen animal

You can pick from the following animals here at Bristol Zoo:

Afia the baby gorilla 
Babushka the meerkat
Jock the silverback gorilla
Poppy the penguin
Biggie the giant tortoise
Sahee the Asiatic lion
Sahee the Asiatic lion

Can I still buy an adoption even though you’re closed?

Of course, however please be aware that the ticket to the Zoo, which is included in the adoption pack, is valid for 12 months from purchase. As we do not know yet when we will reopen, we will not be able to extend the length of validation to 12 months from reopening.      

Thank you for your incredible gesture, now more than ever before is your support vital - as a conservation charity we rely on the income from our visitors and members to care for the animals in our collection and to continue our valuable work at home and overseas.

Adoptions can be made in a matter of minutes online for just £50. Adoptions last for 12 months from your chosen start date.

Please note there may be a delay sending out adoption packs due to reduced staff levels at the moment, but we'll try to get them to you as soon as possible - thank you for your patience.

*If you do not wish to have your name displayed at your chosen animal’s exhibit, please email on the day of your purchase to let us know. 


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