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Adopt an animal

Animal adoption is the perfect gift for animal lovers. At the present rate of destruction, more than 10,000 species could disappear by the year 2050. Belfast Zoo and zoos around the world are working together to help save these species.

You can support Belfast Zoo, the work that we do and the animals that we care for by adopting an animal. From the tiny pygmy marmoset to the giant Asian elephant, there's more than 130 species to choose from. 

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

Choose your adoption package

Animal adoption lasts for one year and with packages starting from £25, there’s an option for every budget.
If you choose our cub or bronze adoption packages you can adopt the following animals:

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

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

Get involved cub
Cub
£25

In this package you’ll receive:

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

Get involved bronze

Bronze
£60

In this package you’ll receive:

  • an animal adoption certificate
  • an animal fact sheet
  • a zoo puzzle
  • an animal badge
  • one free individual ticket
  • a car sticker
  • a postcard
  • a Belfast Zoo pen
  • an invitation to our adopter’s day plus one
  • a photograph of your adopted animal
  • your very own animal toy.
Get involved silver
Silver
£115

In this package you'll 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
  • an invitation to our adopters’ day plus three
  • a guided tour of the zoo (up to eight people)
  • a photograph of your adopted animal
  • your very own animal toy.
Get involved gold
Gold
£225

In this package you'll 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
  • an invitation to our adopters’ day 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
  • a photograph of your adopted animal
  • your very own animal toy.
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Adopters’ day

Animal adopters are invited to our exclusive animal adopter’s day which takes place each summer. This event includes a guided tour of the zoo and a chance to learn more about your favourite animals. 

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. 

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