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Adopt Barnaby The Livingstone's fruit bat

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What's included?

1

Cuddly Toy

...or if that’s not what you’re after you can choose a Durrell cap at checkout.

2

Photo

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

3

Certificate

Your adoption is a celebration... so show your certificate with pride! Thanks to you, Barnaby 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!

4

Keeper Letter

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

5

Factsheet

Adopting Barnaby 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 Barnaby and their wild cousins, as well as the vital work being done to safeguard their survival in the wild.

6

Bookmark, sticker &...

By adopting Barnaby, 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 Barnaby each time you use your mobile device or computer!

7

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 Barnaby's special day, in a very special way.

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Upgrades

Choose extras such as Jersey Zoo tickets or help your adopted animal to thrive by upgrading your adoption to a silver or gold adoption and receive a special gift or meet your adopted animal.

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1 Cuddly Toy Open

...or if that’s not what you’re after you can choose a Durrell cap at checkout.

2 Photo Open

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

3 Certificate Open

Your adoption is a celebration... so show your certificate with pride! Thanks to you, Barnaby 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!

4 Keeper Letter Open

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

5 Factsheet Open

Adopting Barnaby 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 Barnaby and their wild cousins, as well as the vital work being done to safeguard their survival in the wild.

6 Bookmark, sticker &... Open

By adopting Barnaby, 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 Barnaby each time you use your mobile device or computer!

7 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 Barnaby's special day, in a very special way.

8 * Upgrades Open

Choose extras such as Jersey Zoo tickets or help your adopted animal to thrive by upgrading your adoption to a silver or gold adoption and receive a special gift or meet your adopted animal.

Compare packages

Barnaby’s story…

He’s “like Mickey Mouse with wings”…

as more than one young visitor has exclaimed on seeing this big bat ‘hanging around’ our award winning Island Bat Roost eco-building.

He’s an ambassador for aerial mammals…

too adorable to be ‘scary’, Barnaby is the living cure for anyone with a phobia of all things flying and furry! He’s also an animal athlete, capable of real aerobatics! (Yeah we did!)

How Durrell helps Livingstone's fruit bats

The first Livingstone's bats arrived at Durrell in 1992, the species had never been kept in captivity before and bats had to be brought from the steep forested slopes that they call home. This was a difficult exercise and it took four expeditions to catch enough bats for a successful start to the captive breeding programme designed to safeguard the species from being wiped out.

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.

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 Zoo 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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