Adopt a lion

If lions are your favourite animal we’ve got a grrr-eat gift.

You can adopt one of Folly Farm’s “mane” attractions. What better way to show someone special you love them than by giving them the gift of a “big cat”?

Our ‘adopt a lion’ packages make the perfect gift! With a one-off payment starting from £35 you can choose from our bronze, silver or gold adoption packages.

Bronze adoption – £35

Gift pack includes;

  • An adoption certificate
  • A lion fact sheet
  • A lion cuddly toy
  • A presentation box

Silver adoption – £40

Gift pack includes;

  • All the above plus the adopter’s name on a thank you board on the lion enclosure

Gold adoption – £55

Gift pack includes;

  • All the above plus a single day entry ticket to visit Folly Farm and see our pride

How do I adopt a lion?

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

Your lion adoption will last for 12 months, and 10% of the profit will help raise money for our conservation partners including Safina Lion Conservation Fund through which we sponsor a ranger in Africa. So you’ll be helping the wild cousins of our lions.

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


Useful information about animal adoption purchases

  • 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 are for the species rather than a specific, named animal.

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

Lion adoption reviews

Five star rating!

Lisa Evans, Wokingham, 5 out of 5, 12 October 2021

I bought this for my animal loving nephew, Hugo. He absolutely adores the fact he has a magnificent lion that he has helped and it’s even more special as he has the same name as one of them! It came beautifully presented. It was a great gift to give."

Abigail Hamilton-Shaw, Swansea, 5 out of 5, 14 May 2020

"Our toddler is missing his favourite lions in lockdown and this is a great way to support Folly Farm, the animals and the staff in these strange times. We cannot wait to renew our pass and get back down."

Gareth Lewis, Porthcawl, 5 out of 5, 15 May 2020

"Excellent adoption pack . Really love the cuddly toy and lion fact sheet. I am glad I adopted a lion. 5 stars."

Vanessa Postings, Stourbridge, 5 out of 5, 13 September 2019

Lovely gift pack. Lion teddy is great. My son was so excited to see his name!

Mr Coombes, Leicester, 5 out of 5, 24 February 2018
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