Adopt an animal here at Twycross Zoo – it’s a unique gift for all animal lovers!

The money made through our animal adoptions contributes to looking after zoo animals as well as endangered species across the world. Adopt one of your favourite animals from our online shop and receive your adoption gift pack through the post – a perfect present for all animal lovers.

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Adopt an Animal

There are a lot of animal conservation projects that we support including Mobile Phone Recycling for Forests in Africa, Sustainable Fish, Borneo Nature Foundation, and more. Scroll down to sponsor an animal that’s close to your heart, whether that’s adopting an endangered animal or one you simply adore.

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What Animals Can I Adopt?

  1. Chimp Adopt

    Adopt a Chimpanzee

    Chimpanzees are losing their homes due to humans using their rainforest habitat for farming, logging, and mining. They are also under threat from hunting for bushmeat, the pet trade, and can catch human diseases.

    Adopt here

  2. Flamingo Adopt

    Adopt a Chilean flamingo

    The Chilean flamingo is one of the largest species of flamingo. They are decreasing in population and are classed as a near threat due to illegal egg collection, poaching and habitat loss caused by mining and tourism.

    Adopt here

  3. Giraffe Adopt

    Adopt a Giraffe

    These friendly animals were traditionally hunted for just their tails. However, Giraffes now face serious threat through poaching for skin and meat, as well as losing their habitat due to human development.

    Adopt here

  4. Meerkat Adopt

    Adopt a Meerkat

    Did you know that Meerkats are immune to small reptile and invertebrate venom? Because of this, in the wild they are known to catch venomous snakes. Meerkats currently aren’t under any threat.

    Adopt here

  5. Orangutan Adpot

    Adopt a Bornean orangutan

    Orangutans are the only great apes in Asia and are seen as very prestigious. However, they face serious threat due to poaching and habitat loss. Their forests are turned into palm oil plantations and farmers will kill any Orang that ventures onto their plantation.

    Adopt here

  6. Penguin Adopt

    Adopt a Humboldt penguin

    Penguins have been under threat for over 40 years. The main causes of this are overfishing, the collection of guano (a substance that helps them fertilise), and climate change.

    Adopt here

  7. Rhino Adopt

    Adopt an Eastern black rhino

    Our Eastern black rhino is classed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List due to illegal hunting of the horn, which has seen an increase in demand. Learn more about what’s being done to reduce the threat of extinction here.

    Adopt here

  8. Snow Leopard Adopt

    Adopt a Snow leopard

    The main issue faced by Snow leopards is the poor availability of pray. This results in hunting farmed species that then lead the locals to kill the leopards in retribution. They are also under threat of poaching and illegal trade. Learn more here.

    Adopt here

  9. Tiger Adopt

    Adopt a Sumatran tiger

    Our Sumatran tigers are also another endangered species due to various reasons including poaching, habitat loss, climate change, and human-wildlife conflicts. Learn more about their importance to the Sumatran eco-system here.

    Adopt here

  10. Zebra Adopt

    Adopt a Zebra

    Found in Africa, Zebras are classed as least concern by the IUCN. They are however, affected by habitat loss, hunting and competition with livestock for grazing and water.

    Adopt here

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