Adopt a Giraffe

  • Product Info

    Adopt a wild giraffe for 12 months. Find out all about the world’s tallest animal. Includes easy-to-follow instructions – register online or by post. Your adoption will help Colchester Zoo’s charity Action for the Wild conserve giraffes in Africa


    What’s inside...

    • Welcome Letter
    • Your Gift Explained
    • Gift registration form
    • Giraffes: Heads for Heights booklet
    • Giraffe souvenir poster
    • Action for the Wild leaflet
    • Colchester Zoo leaflets


    After registration...

    A personalised supporter certificate, a giraffe photograph, one free ticket to Colchester Zoo, and a Behind the Scenes Experience discount voucher, will be dispatched to you within 28 days, having received your registration details. You will also receive e-newsletters directly from Action for the Wild and Colchester Zoo.*

    *Newsletters are sent at the discretion of the charity.



    How long do I have to register my gift?

    You need to register your gift before the ‘register by’ date on your gift registration booklet. We recommend that you register your gift as soon as possible.


    How long does my adoption last?

    Your adoption lasts for 12 months from the date of registration.


    How long does it take for me to receive my certificate, photo and voucher?

    These will be dispatched within 28 days receipt of your registration details. Occasionally, factors outside of givethegift's control may affect delivery times.


    Can I visit the giraffes?

    This gift enables you to adopt a wild giraffe at the UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve in South Africa. The reserve is not currently open to the public so visiting the giraffes is not possible. However, the reserve is run by Action for the Wild, a registered charity founded by Colchester Zoo. As such, the animals at Colchester Zoo are treated as ambassadors – to inform visitors about the charity and to help their wild African counterparts. So register your gift now, receive your free ticket for Colchester Zoo and then visit the giraffes there.


    How do I use my discount voucher?

    Once you have registered your gift, you will also receive a discount voucher entitling you to 5% off the cost of a Behind the Scenes Experience at Colchester Zoo. The discount applies to Experiences costing £95 or more. The voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of registration. Further details will be sent to you once you have registered this gift.

    Disclaimer: This gift is produced in association with Colchester Zoo and its charity Action for the Wild (UK Registered Charity no. 1105621). The charity does not only concentrate its efforts on one particular species. If for any reason a project is unavailable, the charity reserves the right to allocate the donation wherever they feel the need is greatest. For every person that registers their gift, Gift Republic donates approximately 10% of the RRP directly to Action for the Wild. The charity supports projects all over the world including its own project, the UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The adoption is valid for 12 months from the date of registration. The free ticket to Colchester Zoo is valid once only, for one person, for 12 months from the date of registration. Terms and conditions apply. This is a novelty gift item and must be regarded as such.

  • Return and Refund Policy

    Please see our 30 day no quibble returns policy.

  • Shipping Info

    24 hour dispatch.

    Please allow 2-3 working days (Mon-Fri) to receive your order.

    Express shipping is available to select at the checkout screen.