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The Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus
Please make cheques or postal orders payable to the ‘Born Free Foundation’.
Yes! If you live abroad the extra postage will automatically be added when you join.
Yes! You can Adopt an Animal or make a regular donation through Direct Debit. Just contact our office and we’ll send you the form you need to complete.
Your adoption will last for one year. After your initial gift pack we will send you an update all about your adopted animal and the project in both spring and autumn. We will then contact you when your adoption is due for renewal.
Your adoption will last for one year. During this time we’ll send you Adoption News updates. We’ll then contact you with a renewal letter when your adoption is due for renewal.
You can view our wide range of merchandise online, or call 01403 240170 to find out more. We produce a wide range of Born Free merchandise and wild gifts, perfect to buy for yourself, and ideal for Christmas, birthday and anniversary presents for your family and friends. There are stylish t-shirts, DVDs , mugs, key rings, cuddly toys andChristmas cards. Every single penny from the proceeds helps us protect wild animals, so how can you resist?
Please allow 28 days for delivery of merchandise. If this period has elapsed, please contact our office on 01403 240170.
Yes! This is a great way for us to raise extra money for wildlife. Contact one of our team today to find out how.
Sadly we are not currently able to offer volunteer roles for our field projects. We tend to employ local people instead as we find our projects are more successful if they are fully integrated into the local communities, and local people are direct ‘stakeholders’. But volunteers are an invaluable asset to wildlife conservation and we encourage people to seek opportunities elsewhere.
Born Free does not work with domestic or companion animals, although has affiliations with organisations working in these areas.
Please send Born Free your reports about captive wild animals via our online REPORT FORM.
Born Free believes wild animals belong in the wild and never make good pets. Wild animals are extremely difficult to care for and can quickly become unmanageable. See our pages on exotic pets.
Born Free does not recommend that people swim with dolphins, either in the wild or in captive facilities. Born Free believes such contact can be detrimental to the dolphins and potentially dangerous for the people involved. Take a look at our captive animal pages to find out more about dolphins in captivity.
Born Free does not recommend that people visit zoos. Born Free believes it is cruel and unnecessary to keep a wild animal in confinement for human entertainment. Born Free works to end captive animal suffering and phase out zoos.
Yes! Born Free believes it is cruel and unnecessary to keep a wild animal in confinement for human entertainment. Born Free works to end captive animal suffering and phase out all zoos.
Born Free regularly receives calls for help in regard to captive animals in need. Sadly, there are many more animals in need of rescue than there are sanctuary spaces worldwide - it is therefore vital we use precious sanctuary spaces not only to rescue animals in need, but also to highlight the problems facing captive wildlife (e.g. private ownership, trade, substandard zoos etc.). We therefore have many considerations to make when we are informed about a captive animal in need - this flowchart will give you an idea of what we must take into account when we receive information from supporters.