Give Giraffes a Home at Edinburgh Zoo!

by Edinburgh Zoo in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


raised of £100,000 target
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by August 12th 2019 at 9:00am

Give giraffes a home at Edinburgh Zoo!

by Edinburgh Zoo in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Building for the future at Edinburgh Zoo

With your help, giraffes can find a home in Scotland's bustling capital

You can bring some new residents to Edinburgh Zoo in 2020 by donating towards an exciting new campaign: Give giraffes a home at Edinburgh Zoo and save them in the wild! 

Your donation will help to create a unique landscape for giraffes high on Corstorphine Hill, to the west of the city centre. You can give our new giraffe family a fantastic home with plenty of space to walk tall around their new enclosure (with fantastic views of the city to boot)! Edinburgh Zoo's dedicated team of keepers and vets will be ready to welcome the herd with their many years of expertise in animal care. With high level walkways, the new giraffe house will also bring visitors eye to eye with our new herd.

Edinburgh Zoo is an iconic Scottish landmark that has delighted visitors since 1913. Owned by leading Scottish wildlife conservation charity, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (registered charity number SC004064), the Zoo is one of Europe's leading centres of conservation, education and research. By working collectively with other zoos and conservation agencies in the UK, Europe and around the world, Edinburgh Zoo delivers coordinated conservation programmes to help ensure the survival of many threatened species. Enjoyable education programmes enable Scottish children and young people to understand the fragility of life on this planet, and how to care for it.  

Edinburgh Zoo's mission is to connect people with nature and safeguard species from extinction. Our giraffe appeal is the first of five initiatives which aim to transform Edinburgh Zoo. Find out more about Edinburgh Zoo's Big 5 project here.  

So why giraffes? 

Did you know that giraffes are even more vulnerable than elephants? Sadly, few people have heard about the crisis facing giraffes in the wild. Their numbers have plummeted by 30% and only around 100,000 remain in the wild. Tragically, they are now extinct in seven countries where they once thrived. Edinburgh Zoo wants to ensure giraffes have a long future. Your support will contribute to global efforts to save the species. By bringing giraffes to the Zoo, visitors will be inspired by these majestic creatures and can learn about the serious threats they face in the wild. Through increasing awareness and supporting conservation work in Africa, giraffes can thrive again. 

Please help to raise £100,000 toward a new giraffe house. 

Donate today to give giraffes a home at Edinburgh Zoo.

Please donate what you can, and check out our list of rewards!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

57 of 100 claimed

Donate £15 and receive a custom giraffe tote!

You'll receive a custom canvas tote bag to thank you for helping to bring giraffes to Edinburgh Zoo!

£1 or more

Even £1 can go a long way!

If all of our Facebook followers donated £1, we could raise over £195,000. All of our donors will receive a thank you video from one of our dedicated keepers.

£5 or more

Donate £5 and receive a giraffe postcard!

You'll receive a thank you postcard for your donation!

£10 or more

20 of 500 claimed

£10 will pay for a willow tree to be planted

By donating £10, you will be funding the planting of a willow tree at Edinburgh Zoo, which will feed our future giraffe herd!

£25 or more

16 of 25 claimed

Receive a giraffe printed scarf!

For your donation you will receive a teal coloured scarf featuring a giraffe pattern.

£25 or more

10 of 25 claimed

Receive a pair of bamboo giraffe print socks!

Receive a jazzy pair of bamboo giraffe socks in return for your support!

£35 or more

3 of 25 claimed

Donate £35 and receive a Rothschild giraffe badge!

You will receive an exclusive large pin badge from Lyndsey Green Illustration as a thanks for your kind donation.

£50 or more

4 of 25 claimed

You'll receive a giraffe print travel mug!

Donate £50 to receive a bamboo eco travel mug covered in a giraffe print.

£75 or more

1 of 25 claimed

Donate £75 and receive a tote bag and a travel mug

We will send you a custom giraffe totebag along with our giraffe printed travel mug!

£100 or more

5 of 10 claimed

We'll send you a Jellycat giraffe toy!

If you donate £100 we will send you a large Jellycat giraffe soft toy, which is suitable for all ages (safe from birth).

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

You'll get a beautiful A4 Rothschild giraffe print

We'll send you an A4 giraffe print from Lyndsey Green Illustration to thank you for helping to bring giraffes to Edinburgh Zoo!

£250 or more

3 of 50 claimed

Get invited to our exclusive enclosure opening!

If you donate £250 we'll thank you by inviting to our enclosure opening so that you can see the giraffes you've helped to bring to Edinburgh before the general public!

£500 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Be listed on our donor feature in the enclosure!

If you donate £500 you can have your donation acknowledged in our donor feature within the new giraffe house. We'll also invite you to our enclosure opening so you can see the new herd you've helped to bring to Edinburgh Zoo before the general public.

£750 or more

Feed our new residents once they've arrived!

By donating £750, you will get the opportunity to feed our new giraffe herd! We'll also acknowledge your donation in our donor feature within the new enclosure.

£1,000 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Donate £1000 and receive a giraffe experience!

By donating £1000 you will be invited to Edinburgh Zoo once our giraffes have settled in to claim your exclusive behind-the-scenes giraffe keeper experience! Your donation will also be acknowledged in our donor feature within the new giraffe house.

£5,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Dine with our giraffes!

An exclusive dinner for you and 3 guests in the canopy of our new giraffe enclosure (once completed!). You'll also have your gift acknowledged in our donor feature in the new enclosure.

Let's make 'Give Giraffes a Home at Edinburgh Zoo!' happen

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