Adopt a Meerkat

What do you buy the person who has everything? Simples…a meerkat adoption!

If you know someone that’s mad about meerkats and absolutely adore their antics then our meerkat adoption gift pack could be exactly what you’re looking for.

Our ‘adopt a meerkat’ 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 meerkat fact sheet
  • A meerkat 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 meerkat enclosure

Gold adoption – £55

Gift pack includes;

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

How do I adopt a meerkat?

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

adopt a meerkat from Folly Farm

Your meerkat adoption will last for 12 months and 10% of the profit will help raise money for our conservation partners. So you’ll feel great 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.

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.

Meerkat adoption reviews

"Wonderful birthday gift for my 70th. Looking forward to visiting this Summer."

David Greenwood, Malta, 5 out of 5, 31 January 2022

Seren’s Nanna and Bampi adopted the meerkats during the first lockdown of 2020. Seren’s face when she opened the parcel says it all! We have been lucky to visit twice when lockdown was lifted to see her name on the board."

Seren Thomas, Swansea, 5 out of 5, 28 May 2021

"I love my Mother’s Day gift! Hope I can travel across the pond to visit “my mob!” Thank you and stay safe!"

Melissa Soule, USA, 5 out of 5, 28 May 2021

"I absolutely adore meerkats and the cuddly toy was a welcome addition to my Folly Farm family."

Gaye Bramley, Leicestershire, 5 out of 5, 15 May 2020

"Excellent arrived really quickly and my boy loved his meerkat soft toy so much he made him a cardboard box house."

Natalie Moore, Newport, 5 out of 5, 13 May 2020

"My daughter adopted a Meerkat after saving all her pocket money. She loves the toy Meerkat and it sleeps in her bed every night. She was thrilled to see her name outside the enclosure and is proud of spending her money in this way. Hoping to visit again soon."

Libby Gudge-Smith, Treforest, 5 out of 5, 20 February 2018

"I bought this for my son for Christmas, he loves the meerkats when we visit Folly Farm. He was so excited and was delighted with his soft toy. We are looking forwarding to a visit at Easter time to see his name on the board."

Rhian Howells, Swansea, 5 out of 5, 25 February 2018

"My son absolutely adores his meerkat teddy and is so pleased that his name is on a board. He has called him Amir Khan! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit as usual and will be back again soon to visit Amir and friends. Thanks."

Tessa Rees, Johnston, 5 out of 5, 02 March 2018
Zoo Membership

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.