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Adopt the Hippos

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Adopt the hippos at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoo.

What’s inside the adoption gift pack?

When you adopt the hippos you will receive an exciting adoption pack full of hippo goodies including:

  • A personalisable certificate of adoption
  • An information booklet all about hippos
  • A hippo notebook and pencil
  • Two hippo photo postcards
  • Hippo stickers, badges and a bookmark
  • Email newsletter updates
  • Upgrades - Choose to add extras to your adoption pack like tickets to the Zoo to visit the hippos. Take a look below at the available options!

Your hippo adoption lasts for one year from the date you sign up to the adoption newsletters.


MAKE YOUR ADOPTION EXTRA SPECIAL:

Who is the adoption for? Name to be included on certificate:

Adoption product: 

Choose from our range of gifts below to create your very own bespoke adoption pack. Once you've chosen everything you would like, they will appear here:

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    Please note, only one of each adoption can be added. See our Adoptions FAQs.


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    £25.00

         

    Select the gifts to include in your adoption pack:

    Zoo Gift Ticket, Child
    Zoo Gift Ticket, Child
    £23.50
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    Know a child who loves animals? Treat them to a wild day out exploring some of our amazing species and wildlife.

    The perfect present for children, the gift ticket enables entry for one child to ZSL London Zoo or Whipsnade Zoo. The gift ticket is undated so that the recipient can pick which Zoo they want to visit on the date of their choice.

    Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult with a gift ticket or a full paying adult.  

    Child Zoo gift ticket includes:

    •   Entry for one child to either ZSL London or Whipsnade Zoo
    •   Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
    Zoo Gift Ticket, Adult
    Zoo Gift Ticket, Adult
    £30.00
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    The perfect day out for animal lovers, this gift ticket enables entry for one adult to ZSL London Zoo or Whipsnade Zoo.

    Treat a loved one to a wild day out exploring some of our amazing species and wildlife. The gift ticket is undated so that the recipient can pick which Zoo they want to visit on the date of their choice.

    The gift ticket is presented in a lovely gift voucher wallet along with everything that the recipient needs to bring on the day.

    Adult Zoo gift ticket includes:

    •   Entry for one adult to either ZSL London or Whipsnade Zoo
    •   Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
    Zoo Gift Ticket, Concession
    Zoo Gift Ticket, Concession
    £27.50
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    A memorable day out for animal lovers, this gift ticket enables entry for one concession to ZSL London Zoo or Whipsnade Zoo.

    Treat a loved one to a wild day out exploring some of our amazing species and wildlife. The gift ticket is undated so that the recipient can pick which Zoo they want to visit on the date of their choice.

    The gift ticket is presented in a lovely gift voucher wallet along with everything that the recipient needs to bring on the day.

    A concession gift ticket applies to the following, students, seniors and disabled visitors.

    Concession Zoo gift ticket includes the following:

    • Entry for one concession to either ZSL London or Whipsnade Zoo
    • Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
    ZSL Adult Gift Membership
    Gift Membership, Adult
    £99.00
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    Treat a loved one to a ZSL Membership so that they can enjoy unlimited visits to ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoo for a whole year!

    Adult Gift Membership includes:

    • Unlimited visits for one adult to ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos for one year
    • Fast-track entry to beat the queues
    • 10% discount in our shops, cafes and on animal experiences
    • One year’s subscription to our award-winning magazine, Wild About
    • Priority booking and discounts on special Zoo events
    • Free external parking and discounted car entry at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
    • Free off-peak parking at ZSL London Zoo
    • Discount on Jumbo Express railway at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
    • Reference use of the ZSL Library at Regent's Park

    Membership starts from the date the recipient activates the membership. Details on how to do this are all included in the welcome pack.

    Threats to the hippos

    In 1993 it was estimated that there were 2000-3000 pygmy hippos left in the wild, this figure is likely to have declined since then. The pygmy hippo is listed as ‘Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

    The main causes of the decline of this unique species are habitat loss through the destruction of the hippo’s forest habitat by logging, mining and farming, which increases the chance of hippo’s being hunted as they are brought closer to humans.

    How is ZSL helping?

    Very little was known about the pygmy hippo so ZSL completed research in Liberia into where they live and the threats they face using methods such as camera trapping. From this work ZSL and our partners, we managed to get the first photos of wild pygmy hippos in the country using camera trap technology.

    Off the back of this work ZSL held the first ‘International Pygmy Hippo Conservation Strategy Planning Workshop’ in Liberia and produced a conservation strategy to help the hippos in the country and worked alongside a team from Njala University to protect hippos in Sierra Leone.

    How does an adoption help the hippos?

    By adopting the hippos you are showing your love and support for this wonderful species. The adoption helps fund ZSL’s worldwide conservation work including our pioneering camera trapping technology, as well as providing care for the hippos as ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

    SHIPPING AND DELIVERY

    Standard delivery (Brown Hare service) in the UK is £3.99 but you can upgrade to Special Delivery (Cheetah service) for £6.99 

    To find out more, check out our Shipping info page

     

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