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Sponsor a Gorilla

By sponsoring a gorilla today, you will make a real contribution to the care of our apes at the zoo, and our vital work for wildlife across the world.

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

At Paignton Zoo, we’re fortunate to be home to a bachelor group of Western lowland gorillas: Pertinax, Kivu, Kiondo and N’Dowe. They may be the smallest of the gorilla subspecies, but this does not make them any less impressive! Western lowland gorillas are Critically Endangered, mainly as a result of habitat degradation and poaching.

Conservation education programmes and ecotourism are being developed to encourage protection of gorillas within reserves in the wild. There is also a European Endangered Species breeding Programme (EEP) for this species of gorilla.


How do I sponsor a gorilla?

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

Sponsorships 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 sponsored species moves, we will advise you and you will be given the opportunity to transfer your sponsorship to another species.

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

Gorilla sponsorship packs available:

Gorilla standard adoption pack

Gorilla sponsorship pack – £35

  • A sponsor’s certificate
  • A fact sheet about the gorilla
  • A thank you letter
  • A photograph of a gorilla
  • Your name displayed in the zoo for 12 months
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Gorilla junior adoption box

Junior sponsorship gift box – £59. Unfortunately this sponsorship package is temporarily unavailable.

Includes all items within the standard sponsorship pack plus:

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

*soft toys are subject to change.

Gorilla adult adoption box

Adult sponsorship gift box – £64

Includes all items within the standard sponsorship pack plus:

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