With a portfolio of 20 wild animals, there’s a Born Free animal for everyone. We find out from five of our wonderful adopters why they chose to help Keep Wildlife in the Wild by taking out a Born Free adoption.
“We have had Logan – a Northern Inuit dog – since he was a pup,” says his owner Matt. “He is a big part of our family. He is a gentle giant and has been brilliant around our two young children. We were looking for the perfect gift for Logan, and what better than to get him his very own wild 'wolf pack'! He is also obsessed with the soft toy!”
“I adopt King because he is handsome and brave and I want him to be happy – not in a cage.”
“Last year, while I was recovering from surgery, a friend told me about a webcam following a pregnant giraffe at The Animal Adventure Park,” explains Jacob’s owner Catriona. “I confess I got quite addicted to checking up on April the giraffe and watching her on my tablet. One of my Siamese cats, Jacob, has always liked watching wildlife programmes such as SpringWatch and Blue Planet. He very quickly started watching April with me and after she gave birth he has continued watching her and her calves.
“Now it has become normal for me to set up the tablet for Jacob to watch his giraffes. I take photos and videos and upload them to Facebook and he has quite a following. It came to me that it would be nice to adopt a giraffe for him. I looked around and when I was reading about the Giraffe Family on your website, he got very excited watching the wee giraffe video on the page and that was it!”
“I like animals. I used some of my pocket money to help animals. I sleep with my new toy at night.”
“Lions are my favourite animal and I’ve adopted Dolo for a few years. I think he’s really cute! I like adopting him because it makes me feel like I’m making a difference. I really look forward to getting Adopt! magazine because I want to find out how he’s doing.”
Born Free’s Co-Founder & Trustee, Virginia McKenna OBE, says: “I adopt various animals through Born Free for my grandchildren and children of friends, as I believe it is a wonderful way to introduce young people to the issue of human exploitation of vulnerable, innocent and helpless wild creatures. I know, from what they tell me, that this animal becomes very special to them. It sows a seed in a beautiful way.”