Adopt the Lions£25.00
Adopt the lions at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoo.
What’s inside the adoption gift pack?
- A personalisable certificate of adoption
- A booklet all about lions
- A lion notebook and pencil
- Two lion photo postcards
- Lion stickers, badges and a bookmark
- Email newsletter updates
- Upgrades - Add extras to your adoption like tickets to the Zoo or a cuddly toy. Take a look below at the available options!
A lion 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 lions
There are approximately 500 Asiatic lions left in the wild, living in the Indian state of Gujarat. This species had been hunted to the brink of extinction in the early 1900’s and the lions now live in a tiny patch of forest in the Gir Forest of Western India. One disease epidemic or a forest fire could wipe them out forever.
How is ZSL helping?
ZSL is working with partners in India, including the Wildlife Institute of India and Gujarat Forest Department to safeguard Asiatic lions.
Experts across ZSL have provided training, expertise and support to Asiatic lion conservation programmes in the Gir Forest. Vets from ZSL work with local vet teams to help them rescue and rehabilitate injured or trapped lions, share knowledge and are helping to get systems in place to manage any potential disease outbreak which could wipe out the remaining Gir lions.
How does an adoption help the lions?
By adopting the lions you are showing your love and support for this beautiful species. The adoption helps fund ZSL’s conservation work in the Gir Forest and worldwide, as well as providing care for the Asiatic lions at ZSL London Zoo and the African lions at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.