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Adopt a Rhinoceros

Adopting a rhino at Paignton Zoo will make a real contribution to our vital conservation work for rhinos and other African species.

Our adoption packs make a fantastic 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 have two black rhinos – Sita and Manyara. This subspecies is listed as Critically Endangered with around 5,000 individuals left in the wild today. Poaching and trafficking of rhino horn continues to plague this species and its recovery.

There are five species of rhino, all of which are endangered to some extent, and only intensive management and breeding programmes in zoos and national parks will save them from extinction. As part of our support for the Dambari Wildlife Trust in Africa, we help to research and monitor these magnificent animals and ensure that they remain an integral part of this unique environment for generations to come.


How do I adopt a rhino?

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.

Rhino adoption packs available:

Rhino standard adoption pack

Rhino adoption pack – £35

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

Junior adoption gift box – £59

Includes all items within the standard adoption pack plus:

  • An eco-friendly rhino 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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Rhino adult adoption box

Adult adoption gift box – £64

Includes all items within the standard adoption pack plus:

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