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Adopt Badongo The western lowland gorilla

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What's included?

1

Cuddly Toy

...or if that’s not what you’re after you can choose Gorilla Cufflinks at checkout.

2

Adopter Group

Join a thriving comunity... who share in your passion for your new best animal buddy, Badongo. With our acclaimed, and exclusive, Facebook animal adoptions group, you can keep in regular touch with the latest goings on in Badongo's life. Also - little bonus! - through the group, we'll also connect you with each and every animal you can adopt with Durrell! Nurture your wild side... and discover fascinating facts to become more closer to their daily lives than ever before.

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Photo

The best way to stay in contact... with your new adopted family member Badongo is simply to visit them, here at Jersey Zoo. But, like faraway family members, sometimes that's just not possible. Keep Badongo in your thoughts with a high quality, exclusive portrait photo, included in your adoption pack.

4

Certificate

Your adoption is a celebration... so show your certificate with pride! Thanks to you, Badongo will receive the very best care here at Jersey Zoo.Sound good? There's more: Your money is also supporting incredibly effective work to protect some of the most threatened animals in the world from extinction. We think that’s worth shouting about. Go you!

5

Keeper Letter

Included in your adoption pack is a very special letter, to you, from a mutual friend who knows Badongo best - their keeper.Discover their vibrant personality, what makes them ‘tick’, and what your kind adoption is doing to help us give Badongo the best possible care.

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Factsheet

Adopting Badongo is the perfect gift for any budding animal lover!Our included fact sheet is a stepping stone to a world of discovery of this wonderful species. Uncover fascinating facts about Badongo and their wild cousins, as well as the vital work being done to safeguard their survival in the wild.

7

Bookmark, sticker &...

By adopting Badongo, you're already doing so much to help their species.As an extra little 'thank you', we'll add a few goodies to your adoption pack - a Durrell Animal Adoptions bookmark and Durrell sticker. We'll also share some wallpapers with you, so you can be reminded of your new best friend Badongo each time you use your mobile device or computer!

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Magazines

We're delighted you're with us... we've got so much we want to share with you!With your adoption, you will receive two editions of Durrell's 'Wild Life’ magazine. The first magazine will be sent straight away, the second by email in either Spring or Autumn.

9

Birthday Message

A birthday's always better when it's full of surprises! So... we won't give too much away right now. But you can be sure we'll help you to celebrate your new best friend Badongo's special day, in a very special way.

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Upgrades

Choose from Bronze, Silver or Gold upgrades to receive extras such as Jersey Zoo tickets, your name on our website, and a private tour to meet your adopted animal and their keeper! How about that!

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1 Cuddly Toy Open

...or if that’s not what you’re after you can choose Gorilla Cufflinks at checkout.

Please note we currently do not have any gorilla cufflinks in stock

2 Adopter Group Open

Join a thriving comunity... who share in your passion for your new best animal buddy, Badongo. With our acclaimed, and exclusive, Facebook animal adoptions group, you can keep in regular touch with the latest goings on in Badongo's life. Also - little bonus! - through the group, we'll also connect you with each and every animal you can adopt with Durrell! Nurture your wild side... and discover fascinating facts to become more closer to their daily lives than ever before.

Please note we currently do not have any gorilla cufflinks in stock

3 Photo Open

The best way to stay in contact... with your new adopted family member Badongo is simply to visit them, here at Jersey Zoo. But, like faraway family members, sometimes that's just not possible. Keep Badongo in your thoughts with a high quality, exclusive portrait photo, included in your adoption pack.

Please note we currently do not have any gorilla cufflinks in stock

4 Certificate Open

Your adoption is a celebration... so show your certificate with pride! Thanks to you, Badongo will receive the very best care here at Jersey Zoo.Sound good? There's more: Your money is also supporting incredibly effective work to protect some of the most threatened animals in the world from extinction. We think that’s worth shouting about. Go you!

Please note we currently do not have any gorilla cufflinks in stock

5 Keeper Letter Open

Included in your adoption pack is a very special letter, to you, from a mutual friend who knows Badongo best - their keeper.Discover their vibrant personality, what makes them ‘tick’, and what your kind adoption is doing to help us give Badongo the best possible care.

Please note we currently do not have any gorilla cufflinks in stock

6 Factsheet Open

Adopting Badongo is the perfect gift for any budding animal lover!Our included fact sheet is a stepping stone to a world of discovery of this wonderful species. Uncover fascinating facts about Badongo and their wild cousins, as well as the vital work being done to safeguard their survival in the wild.

Please note we currently do not have any gorilla cufflinks in stock

7 Bookmark, sticker &... Open

By adopting Badongo, you're already doing so much to help their species.As an extra little 'thank you', we'll add a few goodies to your adoption pack - a Durrell Animal Adoptions bookmark and Durrell sticker. We'll also share some wallpapers with you, so you can be reminded of your new best friend Badongo each time you use your mobile device or computer!

Please note we currently do not have any gorilla cufflinks in stock

8 Magazines Open

We're delighted you're with us... we've got so much we want to share with you!With your adoption, you will receive two editions of Durrell's 'Wild Life’ magazine. The first magazine will be sent straight away, the second by email in either Spring or Autumn.

Please note we currently do not have any gorilla cufflinks in stock

9 Birthday Message Open

A birthday's always better when it's full of surprises! So... we won't give too much away right now. But you can be sure we'll help you to celebrate your new best friend Badongo's special day, in a very special way.

Please note we currently do not have any gorilla cufflinks in stock

10 * Upgrades Open

Choose from Bronze, Silver or Gold upgrades to receive extras such as Jersey Zoo tickets, your name on our website, and a private tour to meet your adopted animal and their keeper! How about that!

Compare packages

Please note we currently do not have any gorilla cufflinks in stock

Badongo’s story…

He’s the boss..

the big daddy and the current king of our famous gorilla family. But being big, brave and strong doesn’t mean he doesn’t need love and care, and all gorillas need their ‘family’ to feel complete.

Gorilla adoption profile

Badongo takes care of business..

looking after his young son, ‘Indigo’ and his 3 girls. Help us to take care of him, too, and join the great ape family that helped put Jersey on the map.

How Durrell helps western lowland gorillas

There is ongoing work to raise public awareness about the serious threat that the bush meat trade poses for gorillas.

The worldwide captive population of western lowland gorillas is in the region of 1000 animals kept at some 150 different institutions, and thanks to cooperation between organisations, it is genetically healthy and continues to increase steadily.

Whilst the captive Western lowland gorilla numbers continue to increase, the opposite is happening in the wild 'albeit gradually ' and it is our opinion that conservation should focus on the wild population and the habitat that supports them.

Durrell raises money around our gorilla enclosure to pay for gorilla conservationists to learn the best ways to facilitate conservation. So far we have trained Robert Mulimbi (Kahuzi Biega National Park, DRC/Eastern lowland gorillas and Pius Kumbah/Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary/Cameroon, Cross River Gorillas) - both field researchers.

Durrell will be using the money donated by visitors to Durrell to train one of these 'Gorilla Guardians' each year at our International Training Centre in Jersey. During the three-month Diploma in Endangered Species Management (DESMAN) course, they will learn how to monitor the remaining gorillas effectively, how to work with local people in the region, and how to raise more funds and manage projects.

About Durrell

'Durrell' is an international charity dedicated to 'Saving Species From Extinction'. Founded by author and naturalist Gerald Durrell, we've been saving some of the world's most endangered animals for over half a century. Through our Wildlife Park in Jersey, conservation academies in Mauritius and Jersey, and 45 field projects worldwide, our unique approach tackles conservation from all angles.

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