Adopt an animal here at Marwell Zoo


To all our valued adopters

We are currently able to process animal adoptions, but due to minimal staff on site they will take longer than normal to get to you. Please bear with us at this difficult time. 

Our dedicated teams continue to work hard here at the zoo, maintaining the same great levels of welfare of the animals in our care they enjoy throughout the year. You can help us through these difficult times. Your generosity will ensure we can go the extra mile caring for our animals. For more info and to donate, click here.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon and in the meantime, please keep an eye on our social media and website where we will be updating you.  


The perfect gift for animal lovers. Choose from a HUGE selection of furry, feathery and fanged critters to adopt. 

There are a couple of adoption packages for you to choose from here at Marwell Zoo, with many different zoo animals in need of your love! Whether you'd like to adopt a zebra or adopt a lemur or even adopt a snow leopard there are plenty of animals to choose from.

Buying an adoption online is easy, but if you need help or advice just give us a call on 01962 777988, email us or, the simplest solution by far, adopt online today.

Children's adoption (£45) 

Designed for children up to 16 years old. Each adoption includes a cuddly toy of your adopted animal, an adoption certificate, one child day ticket and lots of other benefits. Pick an animal to see the full details on their animal fact sheets.

Standard & Premium adoptions (£50 - £100)

Open to everyone, these adoptions include one adult day ticket and other benefits. The hardest step will be deciding if you want to adopt a penguin, adopt a tiger or even if you want to adopt a sloth.

Our standard adoption costs just £50. However, for an extra £50, you can benefit from a premium adoption, where you'll receive an extra day ticket as thanks.

Group Adoptions (£55) 

For groups and schools we offer a group adoption. Benefits include a toy mascot, up to 30 pencils, craft activities, a certificate, fact sheets and access to the online adopter zone.

Need help or advice?

Buying an adoption online is easy, but if you need help or advice just give us a call on 01962 777988, email us or, simply adopt online today.

Where next?

Buy your adoption pack online Animal experiences Meet our animals