Adopt a Meerkat

From £35

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


Bronze adoption gift pack – £35

Includes adoption certificate, meerkat fact sheet, meerkat 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 meerkat enclosure

Gold adoption gift pack – £55

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

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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.

How do I adopt a meerkat?

To adopt a meerkat just click buy now 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.

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.

Fun facts about the slender-tailed meerkat

  • A group of meerkats is referred to as a mob, a gang or a clan.
  • They can actually eat some venomous snakes and scorpions as they have a certain amount of immunity to venom.
  • In the event of a predator attack they fight back as a group.
  • They have a ‘nictitating’ membrane on their eyes. This is a clear eyelid that they can use to act as a dust shield for their eyes.
  • Timon from ‘The Lion King’ is a meerkat. It is an historical Greek name meaning ‘honour and respect.’

Read more about slender-tailed meerkats.

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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Meerkat adoption reviews...

"All came in good time, happy with everything."

Louise Don, Inverness, 15 April 2024

"My 5 year old loved it for his birthday."

Kylie Breeze, SHREWSBURY, 07 February 2024


Keith Robinson, Norfolk, 15 November 2023

"It’s absolutely adorable and a perfect Christmas gift."

Karina Kupersmite, Accrington, 15 November 2023

"The adoption package would have been great if it was not for the fact that the adult accompanying the child has to pay an entry fee. Come on Folly Farm, you’ll gain more than you lose by doing this."

Terrena Morgan, Neath Port Talbot, 26 January 2023

"An absolutely brilliant gift, a very happy little girl in Dublin who received this gift for Christmas. She treasures it."

Maria Gainsford, Dublin, 26 January 2023

"Great idea, my daughter loves seeing her name up with the animals she likes visiting."

Alun Roach, Maesteg, 29 September 2022

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

David Greenwood, Malta, 31 January 2022

"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, Massachusetts, 07 June 2021

"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 Folly Farm twice when lockdown was lifted and restrictions eased and Seren enjoyed looking for her name on the adoption board."

Seren Thomas, Swansea, 07 June 2021

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

Natalie Moore, Newport, 05 October 2020

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

Gaye Bramley, Leicestershire, 05 October 2020

"My son absolutely adores his teddy and is so pleased that his name is on a board. We had to pretend we knew which one was “his” though. He has called him Amir Khan! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit as usual and will be back again soon to visit Amir and friends. Thank you Folly Farm."

Tessa Rees, Pembrokeshire, 02 March 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, 25 February 2018

"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, 20 February 2018
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