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How do I adopt a zoo animal?

We have a range of different animals available for adoption and we also occasionally introduce special editions. Simply make your animal selection from the list below and then go on to choose your adoption package.

The animals currently available for adoption include: African penguin, macaroni penguin, otter, fur seal, blue-spotted ribbon tail ray, octopus and tufted puffin.

Adoptions apply to the species rather than the individual animals. This is because animals may move from Living Coasts to other zoos as part of breeding programmes. 

asian short clawed otters

standard Adoption Pack - £30

  • An adopter’s certificate
  • A fact sheet about your chosen animal
  • Your name displayed at Living Coasts for 12 months
  • A thank you letter
  • A photograph of your chosen animal

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Junior Adoption Gift Box - £52

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • A soft toy* of your chosen animal
  • One junior entrance ticket to Living Coasts
  • All packed in a presentation box

*soft toys may be subject to change.

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Adult Adoption Gift Box - £57

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • A Living Coasts mug
  • One adult entrance ticket to Living Coasts
  • All packed in a presentation box

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Glass Adoption Gift Box - £70. SOLD OUT

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • A glass penguin specially designed by Teign Valley Glass
  • One adult entrance ticket to Living Coasts
  • All packed in a presentation box

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