Zoo Legacies



A legacy is one of the best gifts you can give us, as it provides a secure resource for our future. It can take the form of money or property. Such a legacy can be directed generally to the Society’s finances, allowing the Trustees to decide how best to allocate it to further our charitable objectives. Alternatively, you may prefer to specify a species, or area of activity eg. education, that you would like to benefit.

We recommend that you see a solicitor to draw up your will so that you can be sure that your possessions will be distributed according to your specific wishes. This will not be very expensive at all. As we are a registered charity, a legacy to the National Zoological Society of Wales will not only secure our future, but can reduce the liability of your estate to inheritance tax.

There are three main ways to make a gift (or ‘bequest’) in your will:

A Pecuniary Bequest

A specific amount of money that you would like to leave to the National Zoological Society of Wales. Remember that inflation will reduce the value of these gifts over the years, so it is wise to revise them from time to time.

A Specific Bequest

A specific item, including land / property, that you would like to leave to us. You will have to describe this item very precisely in your will.

A Residuary Bequest

The remainder of your estate after you have specified all your pecuniary and specific bequests. If you do not specify what you would like to happen to this, the law will make the decision on your behalf.

To remember us in your will you should inform your solicitor of:

This charities name – National Zoological Society of Wales
Registered Charity No. 514108
Office Address: Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay, North Wales, LL28 5UY.

Just One Example

Generations of chimpanzees at the Welsh Mountain Zoo will benefit from the fact that in 1990 the zoo charity received generous legacies from two individuals who remembered the animals in their wills.

These donations made possible the provision of underfloor heating and play equipment in Chimpanzee World