Adopt an Endangered Animal

Your adoption will directly fund the work of our ground-based conservation partners fighting to protect wildlife on your behalf. Whether you’re buying for yourself or a gift for someone else, by choosing to adopt an animal today you can ensure a future for vulnerable wildlife across Africa and Asia. Alternatively you can sponsor a ranger bravely working on the front line of conservation protecting wildlife.

All our new adoptions include a personalised certificate, species fact sheet, animal bio sheet & photo. You will also receive a Wildlife Matters magazine and a beautiful sketch print of your animal. You can also opt to receive a unique handmade animal toy*. Alternatively you can choose a digital adoption to maximise your conservation impact. You can pay for your adoption via a one-off annual payment starting from £36 or pay monthly for your adoption from £3 a month.

*Handmade toys are only available in physical packs of £5 a month / £47 a year or £10 a month / £60 a year.

*We aim to dispatch all orders within 7 working days. Parcels are sent 2nd class untracked with Royal Mail. International delivery is unavailable.

What makes DSWF adoptions unique?

Our adoption animal toys are made by the ladies of the Little Ndaba group in Zambia. They are ethically sourced 100% African cotton and are crocheted by over 100 women from remote villages across the country.

The Little Ndaba ladies share resources with wildlife, like elephants and pangolins. Crocheting is a skill set that has been passed down from generations. It provides these women with an essential source of dignified income. As well as a means to provide for their families, whilst using local wildlife as inspiration.

DSWF provides vulnerable families with an alternative livelihood to poaching. All whilst encouraging harmonious coexistence between local communities and wildlife, by making Little Ndaba our preferred toy supplier.

Watch this delightful video on how our adoption toys are made:


“I have just received my pangolin adoption pack and am blown away. I didn’t buy it for the pack, my priority was helping out but I was so impressed with the contents. I nearly didn’t get one with the toy but am so glad I did, it made me quite teary –  it was beyond cute, with little touches like a tiny heart, the women who make them must really work hard as they are so intricate. Thank you.” – Cathy

 “Thank you very much for the beautiful Adoption Pack. I absolutely love how beautifully it is made, with all the information about the species as well as a personal (and a very touching) story of Chamilandu that makes me feel really close to her. When I received the Adoption Pack yesterday, it totally made my day.” – Jakub