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Animal adoption

Two gorillas holding a rose

Animal adoption makes a great gift and it gives you, or your group, the chance to contribute to the cost of feeding and looking after rare and endangered species.

Adoption lasts for one year.

All the money raised through our adoption scheme will help us to care for our animals.

Options

If you choose our cub or bronze adoption packages you can adopt the following animals:

  • lion
  • elephant
  • gorilla
  • tiger
  • meerkat
  • chimpanzee
  • penguin
  • red panda

If you choose the silver or gold adoption packages you can adopt any animal within the zoo.

We have four adoption packages. They are:

Cub £25

In this pack you will receive:

  • an animal adoption certificate
  • an animal fact sheet
  • a zoo puzzle sheet
  • an animal badge
  • one free child ticket
  • Belfast zoo pencil
  • a photograph of your adopted animal
  • your very own small animal toy

Bronze £50

In this pack you will receive:

  • an animal adoption certificate
  • an animal fact sheet
  • a zoo puzzle sheet
  • an animal badge
  • one free individual ticket
  • a car sticker
  • a postcard
  • a Belfast Zoo pen
  • a copy of Zoo Crack magazine
  • an invitation to our sponsors evening plus one
  • a photograph of your adopted animal
  • your very own animal toy

Silver £150

In this pack you will receive:

  • an animal adoption certificate
  • an animal fact sheet
  • a zoo puzzle sheet
  • an animal badge
  • four free individual tickets
  • a car sticker
  • a postcard
  • a zoo key ring
  • a Belfast Zoo pen
  • a copy of Zoo Crack magazine
  • an invitation to our sponsors evening plus three
  • a guided tour of the zoo (up to eight people)
  • a photograph of your adopted animal
  • your very own animal toy

Gold £300

In this pack you will receive:

  • an animal adoption certificate
  • an animal fact sheet
  • a zoo puzzle sheet
  • an animal badge
  • eight free individual tickets
  • a car sticker
  • a postcard
  • a zoo key ring
  • a Belfast Zoo pen
  • a copy of Zoo Crack magazine
  • an invitation to our sponsors evening plus three
  • a guided tour of the zoo (up to eight people)
  • a chance to meet the zoo keeper who cares for your chosen animal
  • access to restricted areas
  • a photograph of your adopted animal
  • your very own animal toy

You can find out more about your chosen animal in our A to Z animal directory

Please note that our adoption scheme is not open to commercial companies who want to sponsor an animal or enclosure. Instead, we offer a range of corporate partnership opportunities for commercial businesses.

More information

For more information about animal adoption, or to buy a package, call us on 028 9077 6277 (extension 229) or email us at adoption@belfastzoo.co.uk

Our animals

Belfast Zoo is home to over 1,000 animals and more than 150 different species.

The majority of our animals are in danger in their natural habitat.

About the zoo

Belfast Zoo opened in 1934 and is one of Northern Ireland's top attractions.

It receives more than 300,000 visitors a year.

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