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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 120 species to choose from. 

Buy an animal adoption package online

 

You must agree to our terms and conditions before adopting an animal.

£3.95 standard delivery charge applies on all packages. This will be sent second class and signed for. 

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 £30, 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
  • meerkat
  • chimpanzee
  • penguin
  • red panda
  • sloth

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

There can be only one name per adoption.

Get involved cub

Cub
£30

In this package you’ll receive:

  • one free child admission
  • an animal adoption certificate
  • an activity book
  • an animal badge
  • our regular e-newsletter* 
  • a Belfast Zoo pencil
  • a photograph of your adopted animal
  • a small animal toy
  • a zoo poster 

Get involved bronze

Bronze
£60

  • adopters' name will appear on our adoption thank you board displayed at the front of the zoo
  • one free individual admission
  • two invites to our annual adopter's day
  • an animal adoption certificate
  • an activity book
  • an animal badge
  • our regular e-newsletter* 
  • a car sticker
  • a postcard
  • a Belfast Zoo pen
  • a discount card for use in the zoo's catering facilities
  • a photograph of your adopted animal
  • an animal toy
  • a zoo poster
Get involved silver

Silver
£100

In this package you'll receive:

  • adopters' name will appear on our adoption thank you board displayed at the front of the zoo
  • one free family admission
  • three invites to our annual adopter's day
  • an animal adoption certificate
  • an activity book
  • an animal badge
  • our regular e-newsletter* 
  • a car sticker
  • a postcard
  • a zoo key ring
  • a Belfast Zoo pen
  • a discount card for use in the zoo's catering facilities
  • a photograph of your adopted animal
  • an animal toy
  • a zoo poster
Get involved gold

Gold
£160 

In this package you'll receive:

  • adopters' name will appear on our adoption thank you board displayed at the front of the zoo
  • one free family admission
  • five invites to  our annual adopter's day
  • an animal adoption certificate
  • an activity book
  • an animal badge
  • our regular e-newsletter*
  • a car sticker
  • a postcard
  • a zoo key ring
  • a Belfast Zoo pen
  • a discount card for use in the zoo's catering facilities
  • a photograph of your adopted animal
  • an animal toy
  • a zoo poster
* you can unsubscribe from our e-newsletter at any time by clicking the links on our emails.

Gift Packs

We have a number of zooper gift packs available that include selected animal adoptions. Choose from: 

  • Experience Pack: includes a bronze adoption and animal experience for £120 per person.
  • Adult gift pack: includes a bronze adoption, animal experience and adult membership for £165 per person.
  • Junior gift pack: includes a cub adoption, junior keeper experience and child membership for £165 per person.

*Note that all animal and keeper experiences have age restrictions.

Please ensure you read the relevant terms and conditions prior to booking.

  • Gift packs booking form (Doc - 126KB) - Online form
  • Gift pack booking form (PDF - 347KB) - Print form
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    Adopters’ day

    Animal adopters are invited to our exclusive animal adopter’s day which takes place annually. 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

    Terms and conditions

    Animal adoption terms and conditiions
    Download our animal adoption terms and conditions (PDF - 225KB)