There are some amazing last-minute Christmas gifts on offer at Wild Place Project and Bristol Zoo Gardens.
Both sites are offering the chance for people to adopt a number of different animals ranging from mighty western lowland gorilla, Jock, to Ivy, the ever-alert meerkat.
The heart-meltingly beautiful red panda, called Shifumi, can also be adopted as well as the European brown bears, Gemini, Albie, Nilas and Neo, at Wild Place Project.
Dagmar Smeed, Head of Marketing at Bristol Zoological Society, said: “These are lovely gifts that create a special bond between the animal and whoever receives them.
“It means that every time people visit either the Zoo or Wild Place they can keep a special lookout for their special animal.”
The adoptions range in price from £25 to £50. The Bristol Zoo packs include an admission ticket, fact file, adoption certificate, cuddly toy and the recipient’s name displayed at the animal exhibit.
Those who receive a Wild Place Project adoption are given an engraved wooden plaque as a special memento alongside a fact file and adoption certificate.
For people who want to give a gift that will last all year there is dual annual membership which gives entry to both Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project.
Dagmar said: “Anyone who receives a dual annual membership can come to both Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project as many times as they like for 12 months. It means that, even on days when they may not have much time, they can still pop in to see their favourite animals.”
The dual attraction annual membership for the Zoo and Wild Place Project cost from £55 for a child to £294 for a family.
And if anyone is looking for a perfect stocking filler then they can give gift admission tickets for the Zoo and Wild Place which can be used at any time in the coming year.
All of these gifts can be bought at Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project or online at bristolzoo.org.uk or wildplace.org.uk.
The money made will go towards running both sites and contributes to Bristol Zoological Society’s conservation work across four continents.
Bristol Zoological Society, which operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project, launched an appeal last May to ensure the future of its work ‘saving wildlife together’.
The Society, which is a registered charity, launched the BZS Appeal following the temporary closure of both its sites in Bristol in the face of the Covd-19 pandemic. To find out more about the appeal, or to make a donation, visit bristolzoo.org.uk/bzsappeal.