Folly Farm animal adoptions raise £10k for conservation

We’ve just donated £10,000 to our conservation partners!

Thanks to your incredible support we’ve raised an amazing amount for our conservation partners through the sale of our zoo and farm animal adoptions and on-park donations this year.

Our seven conservations partners listed below have each received a donation of £1392.12 to support their amazing projects to support animals and habitat conservation in the wild.

Red Panda Network
Safina Lion Conservation Fund
Barbary Macaque Awareness and Conservation
World Land Trust
Neptune’s Army of Rubbish Cleaners
Wildlife Vets International

You can read more about how we sponsor Red Panda Forest Guardian’s in Nepal and Lion Guardian in Kenya, fund underwater dives to clean up the coast off Pembrokeshire, help fund and facilitate the training of anti-poaching dogs to protect rhinos and help conserve and protect 20,000 hectares of wildlife habitat at the Khe Nuoc Trong reserve in Vietnam.

Photo credit: Nature Natalie Singleton – A mother and baby endangered Red-shanked Douc Langur (Pygathrix nemaeus) photographed in Khe Nuoc Trong.

“After the astonishing support we received last year through the sales of our adoption gift packs, we’re truly humbled that we’ve  managed to top last year’s conservation donation. The money donated to our conservation partners is very much appreciated especially at a time when their own fundraising events have continued to be hampered by Covid restrictions. The conservation work we support helping the wild cousins of our animals is just as important as the conservation and education work we do here at Folly Farm so thank you for helping us continue to look to the future.” – Chris Ebsworth, managing director

Jacqui Law and Jack Gradidge from Dogs 4 Wildlife receive their donation from PR officer Emma Owen

“That is fantastic news, thank you all so much. The additional donation would be very beneficial at the moment as I am just in the process of deploying Dogs 4 Wildlife Kal to a reserve in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa so super timing. What an awesome amount too. Can’t thank you all enough for your continued support, Folly Farm has done a great deal for us since we started Dogs 4 Wildlife and we are eternally grateful.” – Darren Priddle, Director, Dogs 4 Wildlife

It’s not too late to get an adoption pack delivered in time for Christmas. Our last posting date is 16 December, we’ll date the adoption from Christmas Day and we can even deliver direct to the lucky person – so, you can sit back and relax in the warm glow that this year you’ve really made a difference to conservation!

Check out all our adoptions

More words of thanks from our partners

“Thank you so much for your continued support of community-based red panda conservation! We plan on directing your donation to our First Panda Challenge which will match and double the impact of donations during our year-end campaign.” – Terrance Fleming, Development Manager, Red panda Network

“What brilliant news, this is very much appreciated and will make a big impact in our work to support lion conservation efforts. Please pass my thanks on to everyone at Folly Farm, you are very lucky to have such brilliant supporters. We are currently fundraising for another big project so this donation is very helpful to us and should see us reach our target. It is wonderful to keep working with you all and we are very grateful for such a large donation once again, especially as we know that like last year, this year has at times still been very difficult for zoos.” – James Welch, Chariman, Safina Lion Conservation Fund

“Brilliant to hear of your donation as we approach the end of what has been another difficult year. It is good to know that people have continued to support you through Animal Adoptions Packs and fantastic news to learn that the donation is actually slightly up on last year!” – Claire Millard, Corporate Administration Manager, World Land Trust

“That really is excellent news – thank you very much. We are very grateful for Folly Farm’s loyal support of our work.” – Dr Sian Waters, founder, Barbary Macaque Awareness and Conservation

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.