Adopt a lion

From £35

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


Bronze adoption gift pack – £35

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

Silver adoption gift pack – £40

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

Gold adoption gift pack – £55

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

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9 Reviews


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”?

How do I adopt a lion?

To adopt a lion just click buy now 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.

Fun facts about lions

  • Lions are the only cats that live in groups.
  • A group, or pride, can be up to 30 lions, depending on how much food and water is available.
  • Female lions are the main hunters. While they’re out looking for food, the males guard the pride’s territory and their young.
  • A lion’s roar can be heard up to eight kilometres away.
  • Lions scent mark their territory, using their wee, to create a border.

Read more about our African lions.

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.

Lion feeding at Folly Farm
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Feed the lions

Enter the lion's den and hand feed the Pride of Pembrokeshire with this truly memorable gift

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Luna the lion and two cubs
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Watch our pride on our live webcam. They're probably doing what big cats do best - lying around!

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Children opening Folly Farm adoption pack
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Lion adoption reviews...

"I shopped around and found Folly Farm to be the best package for a younger child. It arrived quickly and the communication was great. My son loves his lion and is very excited to hear that he has adopted a lion in real life. Highly recommend!"

Mia McSorley, Southend, 17 July 2023

"This is the 2nd lion adoption I have purchased for my grandaughter. The most recent will be given to her instead of an Easter egg. She thoroughly enjoyed her previous visit to Folly Farm last year and was so excited to see Hugo. She can’t wait to revisit Folly Farm later this year."

Meryl Gwynne, Talgarth, 26 January 2023

"Great gift, well presented."

Sarah Burton, Manchester, 26 January 2023

"A very good idea to gift an adoption to someone."

Melanie Cornelius, Barry , 08 September 2022

"Five star rating!"

Lisa Evans, Wokingham, 21 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 to give my nephew as he is very much looking forward to visiting Hugo the lion when Folly Farm is open again."

Abigail Hamilton-Shaw, Swansea, 05 October 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, 05 October 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, 10 October 2019

"Lovely pack. Teddy is great. My son was so excited to see his name on the enclosure."

Mr Coombes, Leicester, 24 February 2018
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