Why Adopt?

Have you ever wondered how much food is eaten each year by our animals and how much money is spent keeping them warm and comfortable? Here’s the answer!

| 14.8 tons fish | 8.5 tons meat | 1,309,105 mealworms | 36,135 bananas | 2,410 pints of milk | 16,060 oranges12,045 carrots |
| 9,875 boiled potatoes | 19,270 apples | 1,205 loaves brown bread | 7,227 lettuce | and there’s even more!!

On the other hand, the Python eats a meal less than once a week but, for him and all the other residents of the Reptile House, their environment must be kept at an average temperature of 80ºF, so the annual heating bill quickly absorbs any saving in food.

The Zoo also spends £3,500 on heating and £2,000 on bedding to keep just the chimps snug and warm!

 How the Scheme Works

The scheme is open to everyone – individuals, families, schools/clubs, societies, businesses and companies. All adoptions are run for twelve months and can be taken out at any time and a renewal reminder will be sent to you. The adoption fees are based on the relative cost of feeding and housing a particular animal for one year. You can adopt an animal completely, by paying the full adoption fee, or share the adoption with others. All animals can be part adopted by purchasing one or more units at £45. Prices of full animal adoption vary and reflect the living costs of that individual animal. All the animals at the Welsh Mountain Zoo are up for Adoption and they all need ‘ Zoo Parents ‘.

 What you get by Adopting

  • A Welcome Letter
  • An Adoption Certificate.
  • A Picture of the Animal
  • 2 Complimentary Entrance Tickets.
  • Your name on a special plaque on the animal’s enclosure.
  • A chance to have a chat with a keeper about your Adopted Animal providing this is arranged in advance with the Adoption Secretary.
  • The knowledge that you are playing an active role in the support of wildlife and its conservation.
  • In addition to all this you gain a new member of the family and make a new friend!

Don’t forget that an Animal Adoption makes an original and unusual present for Christmas, Birthdays, Easter and other special occasions. For an application form, and a list of animals to Adopt write or telephone: The Adoption Secretary, National Zoological Society of Wales, Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay, N Wales, LL28 5UY. For more information please call Tel: 01492 532 938 etc:3 or email Marcia on marketing@welshmountainzoo.org


 You can buy adoption shares via our online ordering process. Simply browse our Animals section, and if an animal is available for adoption you will see the “Adopt this Animal” button under the animals details. Click on it and pay securely via Paypal.