Christmas Animal Adoptions

15th October 2010
Submitted by gord

What will you give your loved ones this Christmas? Why not adopt an animal for them?

Looking for an unusual, thoughtful and environmentally friendly Christmas gift? Why not adopt an animal for your friends or loved ones? By adopting an animal, you can help to support a worthwhile cause and give your nearest and dearest a gift that lasts. Here are some ideas to inspire you.

IPPL Adopt a Gibbon

IPPL

Gibbons are the forgotten ape, sadly much neglected in favour of their 'great' cousins and yet gibbons are amazing creatures. They are known for their spectacular swings and leaps; they are also talented singers. You can adopt a gibbon at IPPL’s sanctuary for £24 a year. Adoption includes a photo and profile, a personalised certificate, an IPPL window sticker and newsletters three times a year.

☎ 0208 297 2129

Marwell wildlife

Marwell Wildlife

Looking for a unique and personalised gift this Christmas? Adopt a tiger or one of 19 other species at Marwell Wildlife and make a valuable contribution to the care of their animals. The recipient will receive a free ticket to see their adopted animal at the zoological park in Hampshire and enjoy exclusive access to the online adopter zone.

☎ 01962 777988

Mayhew Animal Home

Mayhew Animal Home

With your help The Mayhew Animal Home can spoil the homeless dogs and cats we will be looking after this Christmas. They will receive a Santa’s sack of goodies and a delicious Christmas meal. Make a homeless animal’s Christmas with this super gift and you will receive a certificate in recognition of your support of the Home.

☎ 0208 968 2446

WWF

WWF

Adoption with WWF is a wonderful way to support endangered species, and makes a thoughtful gift for children and adults alike. Choose from 10 species; orangutan, tiger, rhino, dolphin, panda, elephant, polar bear, turtle, leopard and penguin. You’ll receive a welcome pack, plus a cuddly toy. Adopters also receive our magazine, Wild World, and a My Animals update, three times a year.

☎ 01483 426333

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Annually over 38,000 African elephants are killed for their ivory, leaving behind helpless orphan babies. With your help the DSWT can rescue and rehabilitate such orphans so that they can return to the wild when grown. So give a loved one a unique gift this Christmas, adopt an orphan baby elephant in their name and give a gift of life.

☎ 01372 844608

Adopt a Gorilla

Adopt a Gorilla

Amy Akago is one of just 720 mountain gorillas left in the wild. The Gorilla Organization is dedicated to protecting gorillas in their natural habitat, and by adopting Amy you will be helping to save a species on the brink of extinction. Our personalised adoption packs are beautifully presented and make a truly special gift for people of all ages.

☎ 0870 2410643

Marwell Wildlife Adopt a Snow Leopard

Marwell Wildlife

Adopt a snow leopard or one of 19 other species at Marwell Wildlife and make a valuable contribution to the care of their animals. You’ll receive a free ticket to see your adopted animal at the zoological park in Hampshire and enjoy exclusive access to the online adopter zone. Unique, personalised gift packages start at just £25 per year

☎ 01962 777988

The Monkey Sanctuary

The Monkey Sanctuary

Adopt a monkey through Wild Futures and you will be giving a safe home for life to a monkey in need, as well as supporting conservation of primate habitat abroad. Adopt for yourself, or as an unusual and thoughtful gift for a loved one. From just £2 a month an adoption is a small gift which makes a big difference.

☎ 01503 262532

Mare and Foal Sanctuary

Mare and Foal Sanctuary

As winter draws closer we are all faced with that sinking feeling – the dreaded Christmas shopping. This year give yourself a break, stop horsing around on the high street and head to our online shop. You will find a selection of distinctive and unique Christmas gifts for all the family, from colourful calendars of our horses to cute cuddly toy bears.

☎ 01626 355969

Durrell

Durrell

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust’s animals are ambassadors for their 'relatives' worldwide, highlighting the plight of their species in the wild. By studying their needs and with breeding programmes, we can help save them from extinction. An ideal Christmas gift is an animal adoption, from just £3 a month you can choose from a selection of loveable creatures like Bandro the Alaotran gentle lemur.

☎ 01534 860015.

WWT bird adoption

WWT bird adoption

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust is one of the world’s largest and most respected wetland conservation organisations working globally to safeguard and improve wetlands for wildlife and people. Why not give your loved ones a bird adoption this Christmas and help protect the future of globally threatened species? Adoptable species include: flamingo, swan, crane, nene or mallard.

☎ 01453 891194

Cheetah Concervation Fund

Cheetah Conservation Fund

A cheetah for Christmas? CCF is dedicated to the survival of this unique and endangered big cat, educating farmers, training guard dogs to protect livestock without harming the cheetah and carrying out vital research. Sponsor an orphaned or injured cheetah or a guarding dog, or help us save cheetahs in the wild. Visit the website for details.

☎ 0207 811 4102

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

If you’re looking for a personalised gift that is not only unique but also helps one of the UK’s top zoos then why not buy an animal adoption. From just £35 and with 280 different animal species to choose from, you will receive a free ticket to the Zoo, certificate, photo of your animal and a year’s subscription to Zoo News.

☎ 0844 474 2223