The purchase deadline for receiving physical adoptions through the post within the UK, is 16th December. The shipping time for international delivery is 28 days, but you can purchase our eceo-friendly digital Adoption Packs right up to, and including Christmas Day. 


Looking to adopt an animal as a gift? Want to help save a life? Adopt an animal with Born Free for just £3 per month and you can help provide the care and protection these beautiful animals deserve. Supporting a wild animal through adoption is a great way to help fund our work to protect rescued and threatened species.

If you’d prefer not to set up a direct debit you can make a one-off payment of just £36 to receive an adoption pack, offering a full year of support.

Not only will you be providing invaluable care, you will also receive a great gift pack, a soft toy, and regular updates on the impact your support has. Supporters will also be sent our Wild Life magazine, or be able to access a digital copy, which showcases all the amazing work and wildlife your support has helped.

Adoptions last one year (those paid by monthly direct debit roll over until cancelled) – and all adoptions include updates through Wild Life magazine, published twice yearly (spring and autumn).

What's in the animal adoption pack

For overseas orders customs charges may be levied prior to delivery. We would suggest checking to see if these may apply before placing your order.

We are now offering a digital adoption which means no packaging, minimal carbon footprint and maximum support for your adopted animal and Born Free’s projects. 

You can make a real difference today, choose one of our animal adoptions below to find out more.

Lion for adoption

Elephant for adoption

Tiger for adoption

Orangutan for adoption

Rhino for adoption

Wolf for adoption

Lion for adoption

Leopard for adoption

Orca for adoption

Gorilla for adoption

Cheetah for adoption

Orca for adoption

Brown Bear for adoption

Pangolin for adoption

Lion for adoption



We will process and send your order within three working days, and would normally expect it to arrive within seven working days to addresses within the UK. All UK orders are sent via Royal Mail second class delivery. Please allow 28 days for delivery on overseas orders. Please note – we cannot hold orders for delivery on a specific date. For overseas orders customs charges may be levied prior to delivery. We would suggest checking to see if these may apply before placing your order.

Orders do not need to be signed for, but come in a box which won’t fit through the letterbox so you will need to be available to accept the delivery. A card will be left if you’re unavailable.



Your cash can have an immediate impact on the lives of animals across the world. Make every penny count.

More about Born Free Foundation and our mission here.

“A Born Free wild animal adoption provides money directly to support the care of individual wild animals or their families. Any extra funds go towards our projects to protect the species and its habitat. The adoption keeps you personally in touch with your adopted animal and, believe me, makes a real difference.”

- Virginia McKenna OBE



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