Adopt a Meerkat

Adopting a meerkat at Newquay Zoo will make a real contribution to the daily care of our meerkats and wildlife conservation work across the world.

Our adoption packs make a fantastic gift for animal lovers of any age. Prices start from as little as £35 per year, with three different packs to choose from.

Meerkats are specially adapted to living in harsh desert conditions, with dark patches around their eyes to reduce the glare of the sun – a bit like sunglasses! Tune into our webcam and enjoy a live look at our mob of mischievous meerkats by clicking here.

They have a widely distributed population and are classed as Least Concern. They currently do not have any major threats, except from natural predators, so at present their wild population remains stable.


How do I adopt a meerkat?

First choose the adoption package that you wish to purchase online from the options below and then go on make your animal selection.

Adoptions apply to the species rather than individual animals. This is because some of our animals may move to other zoos as part of breeding programmes. If your adopted species moves, we will advise you and you will be given the opportunity to transfer your adoption to another species.

Please note that our adoption gift packs are only available for UK delivery.

Meerkat adoption packs available:

Cert Meerkat

Meerkat adoption pack – £35

  • An adopter’s certificate
  • A fact sheet about the meerkat
  • A thank you letter
  • A photograph of a meerkat
  • Your name displayed in the zoo for 12 months
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Meeket

Junior adoption gift box – £59

Includes all items within the standard adoption pack plus:

  • A meerkat soft toy*
  • One child day ticket to Newquay Zoo
  • All packed in a branded presentation box

*soft toys are subject to change.

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Meerkat Crop 1

Adult adoption gift box – £64

Includes all items within the standard adoption pack plus:

  • A Newquay Zoo meerkat mug
  • One adult day ticket to Newquay Zoo
  • All packed in a branded presentation box
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