WWF Adopt a Lion
WWF Lion Gift Pack

Adopt a Lion

WWF Adopt an Animal

from £3.00 a month

  • Your gift pack includes a cuddly lion toy, lion factbook, bookmarks, stickers, and a personalisable certificate!
  • Receive regular updates with WWF’s “Wild World” and “My Lion” magazines.
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Last Minute Gift

Last Minute Gift?

Left it til the last minute again? No problem! WWF offer a gift certificate to print or email so you have something to give on the big day. Your gift pack will then be received within 10 days of purchase.

FREE Delivery

FREE Standard Delivery

Your gift pack will be delivered within the UK FREE of charge. Your package will be sent out within 3 business days, but please allow up to 10 days for delivery.

Express Delivery

Express Delivery

Express Delivery costs £3.79 if you order before 2pm Monday - Thursday. Your gift pack will then be delivered within 2 - 3 working days.

WWF Registered Charity Number: 1081247

Adopt A Lion

Adopt a Lion

The King of the Jungle Needs You

Lions are in danger and need your help. These magnificent creatures are threatened by the destruction of their habitat. There are only 30 / 35,000 left in the wild and this number is dropping. When you adopt a lion with WWF you will be helping to protect this incredible animal from extinction.

Together with WWF you can help protect them from just £3.00 a month.

Lion cuddly toy

Lion Adoption Gift Pack with Cuddly Toy

Adopting a Lion is a great gift for big cat lovers. Not only will they be helping to protect this majestic animal, they will also receive a gift pack with super cool cuddly toy lion. Purrrfect!

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Lion Facts

5 Lion Facts

  • Africa’s population of lions has been cut in half since the 1950’s and today less than 21,000 are left on the continent.
  • The lion is the only social member of the big cat family and lives in groups known as prides which number as many as 15 lions.
  • The hunting is done mainly by females in the pride who prefer to hunt at night and work in teams to stalk and ambush prey.
  • You can hear an adult male lion’s roar as far as 8 kilometres away.
  • Lions can reach a top speed of 81 kmph when they hunt.

Why Adopt a Lion?

The lion is an apex predator which means their presence is critical for the wider ecosystem to function. They play an important role in the Savanna maintaining stable populations of the prey they hunt. In Africa the species is being hunted by humans which has resulted in lion populations falling. Another major threat is the human / lion conflict as more and more land is appropriated for farming causing dwindling populations of lion prey. Here are five reasons why you should adopt a lion.

1. Help WWF Halt Habitat Loss

The lion is the king of the jungle but is threatened by loss of habitat. You can help in the conservation of this magnificent species by helping WWF raise awareness through an animal adoption. Your money will help educate locals and hopefully make a difference in lion conservation.

2. Help Maintain a Balance Between Lions and Their Prey

Help WWF educate farmers who are clearing land for agriculture and in the process depleting the amount of prey available for lions to hunt. Unless people understand the impact of their actions on the food chain, meaningful lion conservation will not be possible.

3. Do Something About Human / Lion Conflict

By adopting a lion you will contribute to the necessary funding which allows WWF to work with local communities to reduce this conflict. With a bit of support, WWF will be able to mitigate the impact humans are having on lion populations.


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4. Provide the Funding for Monitoring of Lions in Their Natural Habitat

Your lion adoption will also help finance the monitoring of lions in the Maasai Mara region of Africa. One critical aspect of lion conservation is being able to monitor the species adequately. The money you spend adopting a lion will also go towards buying the equipment and providing the man power necessary to do this.

5. A Lion Adoption is the Perfect Gift Idea for Someone Special

If you know someone who loves animals, a lion adoption is the perfect present. In return they will receive a cuddly toy, gift pack and lots of other goodies.


About WWF

For a small regular monthly fee you can Adopt an Animal with WWF for yourself or a friend which will help to safeguard the future of your selected species and their habitat. Animal adoptions make great charity gifts and are also an excellent way to show your support to the worlds wildlife and help to fund the work WWF does on conservation. You can also support their great work with a WWF Membership or by choosing from one of their selection of charity gifts at the WWF Shop.

WWF Charity Information

WWF are the worlds largest independent environmental organisation. Originating in the UK where they were formed in 1961 they are now active all over the world. As a charity the WWF rely heavily on donations from members and supporters.

WWF Facts

  • a truly global network who are active in over than 100 countries
  • a science-based organisation who tackle issues including the survival of species and habitats, climate change, sustainable business and environmental education
  • over five million supporters worldwide
  • 90 per cent of their income comes from donations from people and the business community

WWF’s Mission

WWF are on a mission to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment. They want to build a future in which we can live in harmony with nature. It’s a simple mission statement but difficult to achieve. They aim to use their practical experience and knowledge to find and implement longterm solutions. They have set out some clear pointers to help achieve their goal.

  • Conserve the world’s biological diversity.
  • Campaign for the use of renewable and sustainable resources.
  • Reduce pollution and wasteful consumption.

Latest News

Cecil The Lion Suffered For Many Hours Before Dying New Book Reveals

Many people will remember when an American dentist travelled to Zimbabwe on a hunting expedition and shot and killed a beloved lion called Cecil back in 2015. The killing caused global outrage and the Minnesota based dentist named Walter Palmer who fancied himself as a big game hunter fled into hiding as a result. Andrew Loveridge A researcher who was studying Cecil now claims in a new book titled   “Lion Hearted: The Life and Death of Cecil and the Future of Africa’s Iconic Cats,” that Cecil suffered for many hours after initially being shot with a crossbow.

Lion Pride Attacks And Kills South African Poacher

We guess you could call this a case of someone getting what they deserve. A suspected poacher in South Africa was attacked, killed and eaten by a pride of lions. The lions left very little for police to go on, and all that was remained of the body was just its head. According to reports, the man could be heard screaming for help at the Ingwelala Private Nature Reserve in Hoedspruit, outside Phalaborwa. Despite his screams, the lions rapidly killed their prey and ate most of his body before being chased away. The only remaining body part was the victim’s head, which the police are using to try to identify him.

Wild Ethiopian Lions Rescue Kidnapped Girl

A 12-year-old girl who found herself kidnapped and beaten by a group of men who were attempting to force her to get married was later found being guarded by three lions who according to the girl, chased of her kidnappers a policeman involved in the case said. The girl had been missing for a week and had been abducted by seven men who were trying to force her into marriage with one of them said Sergeant Wondimu Wedajo a policeman who serves in the Ethiopian city of Bita Genet.

Lioness Seen Adopting Leopard Cub

Recently a wild lioness was seen suckling a leopard cub in a Tanzanian wildlife sanctuary. This is the first time such animal behaviour has ever been observed. Whilst certain big cats such as lions have been seen adopting and nursing other cubs of their own species, usually the kin of their relatives, seeing a cross species adoption is without precedent. Luke Hunter who is an expert on lions says he has never seen anything like it. The photos were taken earlier in the month by tourists with the leopard cub estimated to be roughly 3 weeks old.