Adopt a Giant Tortoise

You can make a real difference to the care of our large reptiles at the zoo and our conservation work, by adopting a giant tortoise.

Our adoption packs make a wonderful gift for animal lovers of any age. Prices start from as little as £35 per year, with three different packs to choose from.

The Aldabra giant tortoise is currently classified as a Vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List. The Aldabra Atoll, where this species comes from, is protected by the Seychelles Islands Foundation, where conservation breeding programmes are in place. Our group of five giant tortoises are very special, as they were confiscated by Customs from an illegal importation back in 1986, and have been enjoying a peaceful life with us ever since!


How do I adopt a giant tortoise?

First choose the adoption package that you wish to purchase online from the options below and then go on make your animal selection.

Adoptions apply to the species rather than individual animals. This is because some of our animals may move to other zoos as part of breeding programmes. If your adopted species moves, we will advise you and you will be given the opportunity to transfer your adoption to another species.

Please note that our adoption gift packs are only available for UK delivery.

Giant tortoise adoption packs available:

Giant tortoise standard adoption pack

Giant tortoise adoption pack – £35

  • An adopter’s certificate
  • A fact sheet about the giant tortoise
  • A thank you letter
  • A photograph of a giant tortoise
  • Your name displayed in the zoo for 12 months
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Giant tortoise junior adoption box

Junior adoption gift box – £59

Includes all items within the standard adoption pack plus:

  • A giant tortoise soft toy*
  • One child day ticket to Paignton Zoo
  • All packed in a branded presentation box

*soft toys are subject to change.

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Giant tortoise adult adoption box

Adult adoption gift box – £64

Includes all items within the standard adoption pack plus:

  • A Paignton Zoo giant tortoise mug
  • One adult day ticket to Paignton Zoo
  • All packed in a branded presentation box
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