Adoptions

You can choose between Cub, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum level adoptions.  All adopters receive a customisable pack of materials as well as invitations to exclusive events.

Find out more about what is included within each level below!

Your chosen animal

Scottish wildcats (Felis silvestris grampia) may look similar to a pet cat, but has some differences. The wide, flat head, ears pointing more sideways, a bushy blunt-ended tail encircled with dark rings, and a distinctly striped coat all distinguish the true wildcat from feral cats. Research has also revealed differences in their genetic make-up, blood type and skull features. Found in upland forest, moorland, scrub and hill ground where they can lie up during the day. The wildcat is a useful predator of pests such as rabbits and rodents and will also eat birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects, they may also scavenge fresh road casualties. Solitary and territorial, the wildcat is active at night particularly around dawn and dusk.

Scottish wildcats are now one of Britain's rarest mammals due to many threats with the biggest being interbreeding with domestic cats. The Scottish wildcat is currently listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as critically endangered as it is thought that there may be as few as 400 left - making them rarer than the Amur tiger!

Our Scottish wildcats are part of the European Studbook Programme.

Which level of adoption would you like to purchase?

Cub  (£40.00)

Adoption Coin Green

Special RZSS adoption box containing:

Animal fact sheet
 | Certificate of adoption |
Photo of your adopted animal | Colouring Pencils | Activities Page
 | VIP Event invitations | 
Grow your own seed paper bookmark*

Bronze  (£45.00)

Adoption Coin Bronze

Special RZSS adoption box containing:

Animal fact sheet
 | Certificate of adoption | Photo of your adopted animal | RZSS Pen | 
VIP Event invitations | 
Grow your own seed paper bookmark*

*Please note if you live outside of the EU, Liechtenstein or Switzerland we are unable to post seeds, and will instead send an RZSS branded notebook.

Silver  (£90.00)

Adoption Coin Silver

As Bronze Plus:

Adopter name listed at animal enclosure  |  2 x free complimentary tickets to visit either RZSS Edinburgh Zoo or RZSS Highland Wildlife Park | 
A free subscription to our award nominated LifeLinks magazine

 

Gold  (£185.00)

Adoption Coin GoldAs Silver Plus:

An RZSS Annual Calendar | 
1 x complimentary single RZSS membership in place of complimentary tickets

Platinum  (£550.00)

Adoption Coin PlatinumAs Gold Plus:

1 x meet the keeper experience | An additional complimentary single RZSS membership

* Valid for one year
** Terms and conditions apply

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Please select a start date for the adoption

Unless a specific start date is entered, adoption starts immediately after purchase. Delivery of adoption pack can take up to 10 business days. If a start date is specified, the adoption pack will arrive in time for that start date, provided that the specified start date is 10 or more business days after the date of purchase.

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Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your donation or eligible adoption fees can increase by an extra 25% under the Gift Aid scheme – with no additional cost to you!
Please select below to join the Gift Aid scheme.

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