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8 incredible animals you can adopt

Support and protect vulnerable species by adopting an animal with Born Free

Born Free is an international wildlife charity that takes invaluable action to protect wild species and rescue animals from suffering. Over the years, it has helped save and care for hundreds of animals around the world thanks to adoptions by the public. These provide funds that go directly to caring for individual wild animals or their families, with any extra money going towards the foundation's projects to support the adopted animal's species and habitat. Here are just a few of the animals cared for by Born Free that you could adopt:
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King is a young lion rescued from an apartment on the outskirts of Paris where he was being kept illegally as an 'exotic pet' in a small, dirty cage. He now lives at Born Free’s big cat rescue centre at Shamwari Private Game Reserve in the eastern Cape of South Africa, where he enjoys a life free from harm and abuse in a safe, natural and spacious enclosure. By adopting King, you'll help to fund his lifetime care, including food, veterinary care and enclosure upkeep.

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The rarest giraffes in the world, this family lives in Niger in west Africa and faces some tough challenges. You can adopt the whole family and help keep this endangered clan safe.

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This beautiful pride of lions lives in the Meru National Park in Kenya, where Elsa the lioness from the film and book Born Free was returned to the wild. Named in her honour, the pride has been monitored by Born Free and the Kenya Wildlife Service since 2016.

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The elephant family is a large, close-knit herd that lives in Kenya's Amboseli Park at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. In this intelligent and loyal group, each member of the family helps look after the young, and your adoption of them will help keep them safe.

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This orphaned orangutan was rescued in January 2016 after being kept as a pet. She now lives at Camp JL, an orangutan release camp in Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, Borneo, which is part of the Orangutan Foundation's soft-release programme. At around nine months, she was the youngest orangutan to enter the programme and will be looked after until she is ready to return to the wild.

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Jasper was confiscated from a wildlife trader in the Snoul Kratie province in eastern Cambodia when he was less than a month old, and it is thought that his mother was killed by poachers. As he was removed from the wild at such a young age, he can never return to it, so Born Free has pledged lifelong support for his care.

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This family lives in the Yungas, a threatened area of thick forest in north west Argentina. Monitored by the Born Free-supported Jaguars in the Fringe, they are threatened by persecution and loss of habitat - but your adoption of them can help keep them safe.

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Sara was confiscated from a wildlife trader in South Sudan who tried to sell her off as a pet. Thanks to the expert care provided by the Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary in Uganda, she has recovered from this traumatic experience. Adopt Sara and contribute to the food and care she needs.

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You can become a Born Free adopter for just £3 a month and help provide the care 
and protection these wonderful animals need and deserve. You'll also receive a gift pack, soft toy and Born Free’s magazine Adopt! twice a year. Born Free adoptions make the perfect gift for animal lovers too.

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Photographs © Claire Radloff /Shamwari, Giraffe Conservation Foundation, Amboseli Trust for Elephants, Oragutan Foundation, Juan Reppucci.