Adopt an animal

Adopt an animal

An animal adoption is a unique gift that helps conservation too! It doesn’t just have to be a gift for someone else, why not treat yourself? By adopting an animal, your money will make a real contribution to Paignton Zoo's vital conservation work.

The Zoo has an annual food bill of £300,000 per year and its weekly shopping list includes 800 lettuces, 20 crates of bread and hay by the tonne. Veterinary care, heating costs and cleaning all help to make the care of our animals a very expensive activity.

Animal adoption options

Animal Adoption - Paignton Zoo
Adopt a share

You can adopt a share in any animal for just £35 per year, and you can buy as many shares as you wish. Adopters will receive:

  • An adopter’s certificate
  • An adopter’s plaque near your chosen animal for 12 months. The adopter will receive this card for the fridge once the adoption has expired
  • A photograph of your animal
  • A year’s subscription to Zoo News
  • A fact sheet about your animal
  • One free ticket to the Zoo for each share purchased. Please note that your ticket(s) will be posted to you on receipt of payment.

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Animal Adoption - Paignton Zoo
Animal adoption gift boxes

Want to make your gift more special? For just £54 including P+P, the adopter will receive everything in the 'adopt a share' package plus:

  • A soft toy of the adopted animal
  • All packed in a fantastic presentation box

Please note that adoption gift packs are only available on the following selected animals: Cuban crocodile, Saltwater crocodile, African elephant, Rothschild's giraffe, lowland gorilla, meerkat, Asiatic lion, Bornean orang utan, black rhino, Sumatran tiger, Hartmann's zebra and red panda.

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Animal Adoption - Paignton Zoo
Exclusive - Glass rhino adoption gift pack

We have teamed up with local glass makers Teign Valley Glass to bring you a limited edition rhino adoption gift pack containing an exclusive handmade glass rhino.

For £68 including P+P you will receive everything in the 'adopt a share' package plus:

  • A hand made glass rhino made exclusively for Paignton Zoo adopters
  • All packed in a lovely presentation box

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 Glass elephant
Glass elephant adoption gift pack

People from all over Swaziland are paid by the kilo to collect old soft drink bottles which are recycled to make these beautiful glass animals. Each piece is totally handmade and mouth blown which also makes each piece unique.

For £68 including P+P you will receive everything in the 'adopt a share' package plus:

  • A hand made glass elephant
  • All packed in a lovely presentation box

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 Glass giraffe
Glass giraffe adoption gift pack

People from all over Swaziland are paid by the kilo to collect old soft drink bottles which are recycled to make these beautiful glass animals. Each piece is totally handmade and mouth blown which also makes each piece unique.

For £68 including P+P you will receive everything in the 'adopt a share' package plus:

  • A hand made glass giraffe
  • All packed in a lovely presentation box

Buy now!

Animal Adoption - Paignton Zoo
Why not add something extra to your adoption?

As an added extra we are offering everyone that buys an animal adoption the opportunity to purchase a fantastic mug. This makes a great gift and shows you have supported Paignton Zoo.

This simple black mug magically changes to reveal a fantastic montage of different animals and the words "I've adopted an animal at Paignton Zoo" when hot water is poured into it.

Available today for just £8.50 including postage and packing.

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Please click for our Animal Adoptions Terms and Conditions

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What You Say
So much to see, beautifully laid out and loads of interesting information on all the animals.
We have a yearly membership which is very good value
The zoo is really well kept and the information along the way is great