Adopt the Gorillas£25.00
Adopt the gorillas at ZSL London Zoo.
What’s inside the adoption gift pack?
- A personalisable certificate of adoption
- A booklet all about gorillas
- A gorilla notebook and pencil
- Two gorilla photo postcards
- Gorilla stickers, badges and a bookmark
- Upgrades - Add extras to your adoption like tickets to the Zoo or a gorilla cuddly toy. Take a look below at the available options!
A gorilla 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 the gorillas
Classed as critically endangered in the wild, the survival of Western-lowland gorillas is threatened by habitat loss, diseases and poaching due to the illegal bush meat trade.
Forests are being destroyed for commercial logging or farming which brings gorillas closer to humans, increasing the threat of poaching and the chance of infectious diseases.
How are ZSL helping?
ZSL has been leading work in the study of the bushmeat trade for the past 15 years, carrying out cutting-edge research to understand the issues behind the hunting and trade of bushmeat and developing, testing and applying strategies to address the problem.
These strategies include projects that work with local communities to introduce practical alternatives to bushmeat, both in terms of food and income.
How does an adoption help the gorillas?
By adopting the gorillas you are showing your love and support for this beautiful species. The adoption helps fund ZSL’s conservation work in West and Central Africa, as well as providing care for the gorillas as ZSL London Zoo.