Adopt the Elephants£25.00
Adopt the elephants at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
What’s inside the adoption gift pack?
- A personalisable certificate of adoption
- A booklet all about elephants
- An elephant notebook and pencil
- Two elephant photo postcards
- Elephant stickers, badges and a bookmark
- Email newsletter updates
- Upgrades - Add extras to your adoption like tickets to the Zoo or an elephant cuddly toy. Take a look below at the available options!
An elephant adoption lasts for one year.
Last minute gift? A copy of the adoption certificate is available as a download for you to give on the day before the full pack arrives!
MAKE YOUR ADOPTION EXTRA SPECIAL:
Who is the adoption for? Name to be included on certificate:
Please note, only one of each adoption can be added. See our Adoptions FAQs.
Threats to elephants
In recent years elephant populations have dramatically decreased and there have been huge losses in the species due to increased threats such as habitat loss and unprecedented levels of poaching for the illegal ivory trade in recent years. Human-elephant conflict is also becoming a major challenge. Within the last 20 years, incidents of crop raiding, property damage and in extreme circumstances, elephant and human deaths, have increased.
How is ZSL helping?
We're working to monitor and prevent conflict through the development of new technologies and community outreach initiatives. We're training members of local communities to collect data – including patterns, seasonality and crop preferences – in order to understand crop raiding and minimise it, helping local stakeholders make decisions about crop selection and land use planning.
How does an adoption help the elephants?
By adopting the elephants you are showing your love and support for this beautiful species. The adoption helps fund ZSL’s conservation work in Cameroon, Thailand and worldwide as well as providing care for the elephants at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.