Making a donation

Marwell Wildlife is a conservation charity, number 275433. Our vision is of a world where people live in balance with nature. If you share our passion for making this happen, please help. 

Help us during these difficult times… 


Following the latest Government announcement, it is with a heavy heart that we are closed as of midnight, 4 January 2021.

As a charity, we need your support more than ever. While the zoo is closed again, our daily costs remain incredibly high as the responsibility of looking after our animals to the highest standard does not change. Since March, we’ve lost more than £4million in revenue due to the pandemic and we’re facing our toughest challenge in our nearly 50-year history.

Marwell is home to more than 140 species, many of which are endangered in the wild. Each month it costs us more than £220,000 just to care for our resident animals. That doesn’t include the cost of our important conservation programmes that we lead in the UK, Africa and across the world. We rely solely on income from the zoo and the fundraising efforts of our loyal supporters. 

Your generosity will help secure the future of wildlife for generations to come. We’re asking for donations through our Just Giving page, as this platform also enables us to take Gift Aid. If you are a UK taxpayer, please tick the Gift Aid option to increase your donation at no extra cost to you.  

Every penny adds up and so does our gratitude, so thank you for your loyal support – Marwell simply couldn’t do what we do without you! 


Alternatively, you could make a cheque payable to Marwell Wildlife and send it to:

Fundraising at Marwell Wildlife
Thompsons Lane
Colden Common
SO21 1JH

Every penny adds up and so does our gratitude so thank you for your loyal support – Marwell simply couldn’t do what we do without you!

Where next?

Thanks for reading. Learn more about ways you can support our charity, or take action.

Become an Annual Member
Book Zoo tickets



Every Pound Helps!

  • £10 can buy
    5 bales of hay. Enough to feed up to 10 Grevy’s zebra for 4 days
  • £20 can pay for
    A scout’s salary for a week to monitor and distribute the hay
  • £1250 can buy
    Fuel to transfer hay to remote areas
  • £7,000 can pay for
    The whole project for three months
Group Visits

We have loved it forever!

We had a totally happy family - aged between 76 and 3 months - the monkeys, lemurs, giraffes, tigers and snow leopards were a major triumph.Carol, 26th June 2019