Adopt Ivy the meerkat

By adopting Ivy, you are helping us to care for her here at Bristol Zoo and also to support our conservation work across the globe.

Meerkats are highly social animals, native to southern Africa. They live in groups of about 10-20 meerkats and they take turns to baby-sit for the young, hunt and sentry duty, for the benefit of the group as a whole.

Ivy receives five feeds a day; three meals consist of crickets and locusts, and the other two meals consist of pellets and vegetables. She's a very curious member of the meerkat mob!

Slender-tailed meerkats are not currently endangered in the wild. They play an important role in maintaining ecological harmony in the desert; they aid pest control by eating insects and they also provide food for predators such as jackals and eagles.    

Your adoption pack contains:

  • one ticket to Bristol Zoo Gardens
  • a cuddly toy
  • an adoption certificate
  • your name displayed at the exhibit*
  • a fact-file about your chosen animal
Adopt Ivy the meerkat


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