Adopt a red panda

***Our last posting date for Christmas adoptions is 16 December 2021. Just drop a note in the message box that it's a Christmas present and we will date your adoption from 25 December 2021.***

Would you like to adopt a red panda?

Errr who wouldn’t? If red pandas make you go weak at the knees then now’s the chance to bag a red panda adoption!

Our ‘adopt a red panda’ 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 red panda fact sheet
  • A red panda 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 red panda enclosure

Gold adoption – £50

Gift pack includes;

  • All the above plus a single day entry ticket to visit Folly Farm and see our red pandas
Adopt a red panda at Folly Farm

Adopt a red panda today!

How do I adopt a red panda?

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

Your red panda adoption will last 12 months, and 10% of the profits will help raise money for our conservation partners including Red Panda Network through which we sponsor a “Red Panda Guardian” ranger in Nepal to protect red pandas in the wild. So you can feel all ‘fuzzy’ inside about your wonderful gift.

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.

More fun facts about red pandas

These furry fuzzy family favourites are actually more closely related to racoons than the black and white giant pandas. Also known as the lesser panda, red bear-cat and red cat-bear they are found in the Eastern Himalayas and South-western China.

Read more about red pandas or see all of our animals for adoption.

Red panda adoption reviews

"Been wanting to adopt a red panda for ages now, and finally did during lockdown because of my love for them and to support the farm. Best decision ever made!"

Lottie Deakin-Berry, Warrington, 5 out of 5, 21 May 2020

"I love that you can adopt these lovely animals and then get to see them in the flesh on a visit. We adopted a red panda for my sons 11th birthday and he was absolutely delighted."

Lisa Williams-Gwyther, Port Talbot, 5 out of 5, 22 May 2020

"Adopted for my Granddaughter in Canada. Very pleased with the service and will probably adopt again."

John Tozer, Ammanford, 5 out of 5, 22 May 2020

"I bought two red panda adoption packs and a rhino for my daughters and they love them! We can’t wait to come and see you soon!"

Kerri Hamblin, Cardiff, 5 out of 5, 22 May 2020

"Father Christmas gave me a red panda adoption pack from Folly Farm. I have called my red panda Firefox. The fact sheet that came with my adoption pack was really interesting and I can’t wait to meet my adopted red panda at Folly Farm - I am visiting in April."

Alex Sayers, Berkshire, 5 out of 5, 25 February 2019

"I adopted a red panda for my son, even though it’s myself that loves them. The certificate, letter and information page are now on his bedroom wall! Will be doing it again next year."

Richard Mooney, Telford, 5 out of 5, 15 November 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.