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We Are Born Free

International wildlife charity rescuing and protecting wild animals from exploitation, and conserving threatened species and their natural habitats for generations to come.

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Say no to Selfish Selfies this summer

As millions of people prepare to go on their summer holidays, countless wild animals are still suffering in the name of entertainment at tourist attractions around the world.

We are calling for an end to Selfish Selfies, and the exploitation of wild animals as souvenir photo props.

Will you take the pledge?

Support Born Free

There are lots of ways you can support Born Free, from adopting an animal for yourself or as a gift, to lending your voice to one of our campaigns to ensure a better future for wild animals. Please use the links below to find out more.

Adopt an Animal

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You can adopt an animal with Born Free from just £3 a month - from elephants and lions to orangutans and pangolins - which animal will you choose?

We Want an Elephant-Free UK

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Enough is Enough - we are calling on the UK government to phase out the keeping of elephants in zoos. Will you help us fight for a better future for elephants?

Upcoming Events

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Take a look at our upcoming in-person and virtual events - all raising vital funds to support Born Free's work.

Leave a Gift in Your Will

One in three of Born Free's projects are funded by legacies - could you consider leaving a gift to Born Free in your Will?


Join one of our exclusive philanthropic giving programmes and know that you are changing animals' lives for the better.

Fundraise for us

If you would like to raise money for Born Free, there are loads of ways to do it - from taking on an exhilarating challenge, to fundraising in celebration of a loved one.
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Challenge Events

If you crave a new experience or want to push yourself to the limit, then why not undertake a new challenge this year?

Run Wild

Join our team of Run Wild warriors taking on the London Marathon or secure your own place at a running event.
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Give in Celebration

Set a trend of Purposeful Gifting. Include Born Free as part of your birthday, wedding or anniversary celebrations.

Fundraising for Kids

From individual challenges to activities for your entire class or school, fundraisers of all ages can get involved.
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Raise The Red Flag

Born Free needs you to Raise The Red Flag, and report the suffering of animals in captivity, so that we can take action to make it end. Share your eyewitness reports, and use our map to avoid visiting facilities where wild animals are being exploited.

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