Animal Adoptions

If you are an animal lover or know someone who is, adopt one of our nine 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.

For orders to be sent outside of the UK, please contact our Administration team at to discuss international postal charges.

Your pack will contain:

  • a ticket to the Zoo. (To book your time slot using your free ticket, please email us on
  • 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:

  • adopt afia the young female gorilla
  • adopt afu the ring-tailed lemur
  • adopt biggie the giant tortoise
  • adopt ivy the meerkat
  • adopt jock the silverback gorilla
  • adopt poppy the penguin
  • adopt sahee the asiatic lion
  • adopt shifumi the red panda
  • adopt trixie the sloth
  • Animal Adoptions at Wild Place Project

We are open! Pre-book your timed tickets now

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We are open! Pre-book your timed tickets now