Adopt a Giraffe 🦒

From £35

Our ‘sponsor a giraffe in the UK’ packages make the perfect gift with a one-off payment.


Bronze adoption gift pack – £35

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

Silver adoption gift pack – £40

All the above plus the adopter’s name on a thank you board at Giraffe Heights

Gold adoption gift pack – £55

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

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28 Reviews


Would you like to adopt a giraffe?

Well, we’re offering you the chance to do just that with this truly unique gift for that someone special in your life.

How do I adopt a giraffe?

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

Your giraffe adoption will last for 12 months, and 10% of the profit will help raise money for our conservation partners. So by buying an adoption, you’ll be helping animals in the wild.

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

Fun facts about giraffes

  • Although a giraffe’s neck can grow up to almost 2 metres in length it actually has the same amount of vertebrae as a human neck! That’s seven if you were wondering.
  • Giraffes only need half an hour of sleep a day. And they sleep standing up. With their eyes open.
  • Giraffes can grow to a whopping 6m (20 feet) tall and weigh well over a tonne (roughly 2500 lb).
  • The ‘horns’ on their head are actually ossicones and are made out of cartilage. It comes from the word ‘ossify’ which means to turn into bone or bony tissue.
  • Their tongue is prehensile, which means they can use it to grab at branches and leaves. It can grow up to half a metre in length!
  • Giraffes spend a lot of time with their tongues out…for this reason their tongues are black to stop them getting sunburnt. Like a natural sun cream! Factor 50 anyone?

Read more about our giraffes.

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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Adopt a giraffe reviews...

"Fantastic gift idea. Perfect present. Beautifully presented. Our giraffe mad daughter absolutely loved it."

Claire Preece, Hereford, 04 February 2024

"Brilliant and packaged well. My granddaughter will love it and when she visits and sees her name on the board, will make her day."

Tina Morris, Gower, 07 December 2023

"This is the second time I have done this for my wife for Xmas she absolutely loved it. First time we did a red panda but this year it's a giraffe. First class service by everyone involved. Many thanks."

Steven Flowers, Pontypool, 05 December 2023

"Great gift idea for Christmas, our son will love it. Can't wait to see his name on the sponsor board next year."

Clive BARBER, Arnold, 01 December 2023

"This is for my daughters 16th on the 11th December, she adores giraffes, her bedroom is decorated in them etc. Thank you so much."

Charlotte Pointon, Congleton Cheshire, 28 November 2023

"I bought this as Christmas gift for my Jo as she love giraffes very pleased with the adoption pack."

Adrian Adams, Milford Haven, 20 October 2023

"This was gifted to me by my employers, a very personal gift that was much appreciated."

Jess Bridgewater, Llandysul, 16 October 2023

"I bought an adoption pack for my 7 yr old granddaughter who just loved the giraffe when on a visit to Folly Farm recently. This is a surprise Christmas present which I am sure she will love."

Kim David, Bridgend, 14 October 2023

"I bought the silver adoption pack for my granddaughter. I was very pleased with the pack I was sent, the little giraffe toy is lovely in its own shed, it included an informative leaflet and an adoption certificate. Great postal service too. Thank you."

Gail Smith, Bracknell, 18 September 2023

"Brilliant service, the order arrived the next day. One very happy grandson, he adopted a giraffe last year as well."

Cheryl Price, Llandrindod Wells, 09 August 2023

"Great idea, perfect for gifts!"

Becky Wadia, Pembrokeshire, 31 July 2023

"Brilliant gift idea my girlfriend was chuffed to bits. We are also doing the meet and feed vist to just to complete her dream of meeting the giraffes. Was very quick delivery too. Thanks Folly Farm."

Eric Schofield, Cheshire, 10 July 2023

"Excellent service. Fast delivery. Great gift idea. Good price. Thank you!"

Joan Evans, Cheshire, 26 February 2023

"The recipient was overjoyed, she has adored giraffe since childhood."

Christine Bargent, Kent, 26 January 2023

"Bought this as a present for my wife as she loves giraffes. She was over the moon."

Steve Parker, Hampshire, 26 January 2023

"The adoption pack is gorgeous. I was inspired to purchase the giraffe adoption pack by watching another giraffe herd at another zoo online. It’s everything I wanted and the cuddly toy is so cute. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone either for a gift or just to treat yourself! Thank you Folly Farm, what a treat."

Jess Jenkins, Llanelli, 07 November 2022

"Excellent service, very speedy delivery and an incredibly happy daughter."

Joanne Latham, Liverpool, 26 May 2022

"Thank you so much for the chance to adopt a giraffe for my partner she is over the moon."

David Ball, Birmingham, 14 April 2022

"Bought as a birthday gift for our 8 year old daughter who is giraffe mad. Absolutely gorgeous gift box, fantastic contents. Can't wait to give it to her. Very happy with purchase."

Claire Preece, Hereford, 31 January 2022

"A fantastic product! We adopted a giraffe to support Folly Farm whilst it’s closed during lockdown. Our little boy was overjoyed when it arrived. The cuddly giraffe is really good quality and really cute. He liked its little ‘house’ too. Also the certificate and info included is great. I think it’s really good value for the money. He can’t wait for you to reopen so we can all see his name on the board too."

Emma Cousins, Cardiff, 05 October 2020

"Great. No problems with our adoption, on behalf of the Pembrokeshire Sibling Group, we look forward to coming and seeing our giraffe very soon."

Debi Jones, Haverfordwest, 05 October 2020

"My favourite Christmas present! I can’t wait to come down in the New Year and see Rian."

Taniaya Fenwick, Swansea, 12 March 2020

"I love my giraffe. Would be even better if we could meet/feed the animal we adopt."

Gabrielle Hartnoll, Swansea, 06 June 2019

"Over the moon after visiting my favourite giraffes to finally be able to call one mine! Feel like a kid at Christmas."

Kate Osborne, Cardiff, 02 August 2018

"I won an adoption pack for a giraffe through a competition in the Western Telegraph. We will try to see my giraffe soon."

Luca Reis-Rogers, Pembrokeshire, 02 August 2018

"From the moment the adoption pack arrived to us going to find Tiggy’s name on the adoption board at the giraffes in Folly Farm there was so much excitement. It’s such a wonderful gift to give, Tiggy loves her soft toy giraffe and visiting Folly Farm to see “her giraffe”. I’d highly recommend the adoption packs!"

Megan Jones, Pembrokeshire, 22 May 2018

"My daughter's friends adopted a giraffe for her 16th birthday, she absolutely loved it. Ideal if you're looking for something different to give as a gift. She can't wait to visit this year to see her giraffe."

Tracy Smith, BridgendGlamorgan, 22 February 2018
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