Adopt a Crocodile in the UK 🐊

From £35

Our ‘adopt a crocodile’ packages make the perfect gift with a one-off payment.


Bronze adoption gift pack – £35

Includes adoption certificate, crocodile fact sheet, crocodile cuddly toy and presentation box

Silver adoption gift pack – £40

All the above plus the adopter’s name on a thank you board at the crocodile enclosure in Tropical Trails

Gold adoption gift pack – £55

All above plus a single day entry ticket to Folly Farm to see our crocodiles

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Give the gift of a crocodile adoption today.

Are you crazy about crocodiles, or do you know someone that is? Sponsor a crocodile at Folly Farm today! When you adopt a crocodile you help us with our conservation programmes.  Adopt a crocodile now – and make it snappy!

How do I adopt a crocodile?

To adopt a crocodile, just click buy now and choose if you’d like a bronze, silver or gold adoption.  You can adopt a crocodile for yourself or for someone special and we’ll also send a special gift message along with your crocodile in your adoption pack.

Your crocodile adoption will last for 12 months, and 10% of the profit will help raise money for our conservation partners. So you’ll feel pretty cool about giving this gift too.

Schools and group organisations can also purchase our adoption packages. Please call the office on 01834 812731 to make arrangements.

Fun facts about the dwarf African crocodile

  • They can live up to 75 years
  • Dwarf crocodiles can climb trees and can sometimes be found in the lower branches
  • All crocodiles have special glands in their tongue that help them process (and get rid of) excess salt
  • When a crocodile submerges, they leave their eyes and nostrils above the water line so they can keep an eye on their surroundings and breathe at the same time
  • They bask in the sun during the day in order to increase their body temperature and provide energy

About Folly Farm’s crocodiles

Our dwarf African crocodiles are called Bobo and Zemora and they are a breeding pair. Zemora, our female, was smuggled into the UK as part of the illegal pet trade and seized by customs before being re-homed at Drayton Manor zoo with Bobo. They’re part of an endangered species breeding programme so we’re hopeful of having baby crocodiles in the near future.

Need to know

We only send our adoption packs to addresses with a UK postcode and the cost of postage is included in the price of an adoption.

As a personalised product, animal adoption packs are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and not for resale. If your gift pack arrives damaged, if there is a mistake on the adoption certificate or if the wrong item has been sent, then please email us photos and we’ll send a replacement item.

Our adoptions last 12 months and are for the species rather than a specific, named animal.

You can read our full animal adoption terms and conditions here.

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Order your crocodile adoption gift pack with cuddly toy today but you'd better make it snappy!

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Fun facts about crocodiles

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Crocodile adoption reviews...

"My crocodile and penguin adoptions arrived today. They are fabulous, beautifully packaged, very cute animals just the right size. Topped off with a lovely certificate. Next year I will do the same again but they can choose their own animals to adopt. Very impressed. Also superfast delivery. Highly recommended."

Lynne Tunstall, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, 12 December 2023

"Bought as a Christmas gift for my partner so hasn’t been opened yet but I know he’ll love it. Visited Folly Farm for the first time in October and realised on the way home we’d missed the crocodiles, so adopted one instead. It’s lovely to be able to do this, such a lovely place and so many happy looking animals, we’ll be returning. Thank you."

Vanessa Richards, Leamington Spa, 09 December 2023

"Loved the toy and information pack and the little house it all arrived in. Can't wait to be able to visit your lovely zoo again and meet the crocodile with the ticket we bought too."

Sharron Hardwick, Kilgetty, 12 October 2020

"I bought two - meerkat and crocodile and sent them to my grandchildren in Hartlepool who were absolutely delighted. They were so excited receiving their toys in the boxes and certificates. They can’t wait to come and visit again. Two very happy children. Isabelle and Isaac are chuffed to bits."

Joanne Hicks, Tenby, 05 October 2020
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We're proud to be members of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). Our membership means we share knowledge with leading zoos across the UK and Europe, and we learn from them too.