You can help protect critically endangered wildlife by adopting an animal today from £3 a month.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s (DSWF) adoptions also make a great gift. Choose from our iconic species below:

These species are walking the fine line of extinction your adoption will directly fund the work of our ground-based conservation partners who fight to protect wildlife on your behalf.

Whether you’re buying for yourself or a gift for someone else, adopting an animal today could ensure a future for vulnerable wildlife across Africa and Asia.

  • Please note that due to COVID-19 there are still postal delays that are out of our control, and we are unable to guarantee delivery times.

How Your Adoption Helps

When you make an adoption with DSWF your donation supports key wildlife conservation projects. In recognition of your adoption, you will receive an initial adoption pack including a certificate of adoption, an exclusive artwork print and plenty of information about your adopted animal and its species, followed by email adoption updates.

Your animal adoption could be for yourself or as a gift for someone else and has the option of being purchased with a beautiful handmade toy.

If you choose to pay monthly for your adoption, you will be showing your ongoing commitment to this precious species and we hope you will continue your adoption for as long as possible.

Alternatively, you can choose to adopt a species for a year through a one-off payment, after which point we will be in touch to renew your adoption so you can continue to protect pangolins in the fight against extinction.

Your Animal Adoption toy

In your adoption pack, you have the option to add an adorable handmade toy from Zambia.

These ethically sourced, 100% African cotton toys are crocheted by over 100 women from remote villages across the country. Many of the Little Ndaba ladies share resources with wildlife, like elephants and pangolins.

Crocheting is a skill set that has been passed down from generations and provides these women with an essential source of dignified income, so she is able to provide for her family, whilst using local wildlife as inspiration.

DSWF is proving vulnerable families with an alternative livelihood to poaching whilst encouraging a more 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: