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Adopt a Wolf

Adopt a Wolf

The Aspinall Foundation

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Regular price £15.00
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Wolves are an enigmatic and charismatic species surrounded in myth and for centuries they have been the subject of persecution.

Grey wolves were once widespread across Europe, Asia and North America but, sadly, generations of persecution by humans have driven many subspecies to extinction. This conflict stemmed from hundreds of years of story-telling and miseducation. The grey wolf, however, is a very adaptable species and is repopulating much of its former range.

Today, grey wolves commonly fall victim to poisoning and shooting by farmers in response to their predation on livestock. Human development also puts them at risk by causing habitat fragmentation, in turn increasing their vulnerability to illegal killings, disease and inbreeding.

How your wolf adoption helps

The Aspinall Foundation has successfully released a group of Iberian wolves (a subspecies of the grey wolf) to a protected reserve in Portugal. Once widespread in this region, today it is thought that there are less than 3,000 remaining. The five females travelled from Port Lympne Reserve to their new home just two hours north of the capital city of Lisbon, a conservation and education project known as Grupo Lobo.

Wolves in Kent

Our partner parks, Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Reserve, are home to a pack of European grey wolves. See them for free with your adoption (except Bronze).

Adopt the wolf with The Aspinall Foundation and help to protect endangered species.

Fun facts about wolves

  • A wolf howl can be heard over a mile away!
  • Wolves often mate for life.
  • Wolf pups are born blind and deaf, and must be cared for until they mature at around ten months of age.
  • Wolves typically hunt within territories, ranging from 50 to 1,000 square miles.
  • Social creatures, grey wolves have a complex communication system that involves body language, barking, growling, “dancing,” howling and scent making.
  • Wolves are frequently mentioned in human folklore. In Roman mythology, the Wolf-Goddess Lupa finds Romulus and Remus, future founders of Rome, as infants and nurses them until a shepherd took them in.
  • Wolves pose very little risk to human safety in Europe and North America - in fact, wolves are probably more afraid of you than you are of them.
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Find out more about what's included with your adoption

Adoption levels

Bronze (Digital Only)

Select a Bronze Level adoption with The Aspinall Foundation and you will receive:

  • Adoption certificate
  • Photocard
  • Fact sheet
  • Wildcry magazine twice a year

Price: £15

Silver (Digital or Physical)

Select a Silver Level adoption with The Aspinall Foundation and you will receive:

  • Soft toy*
  • Personalised adoption certificate*
  • Photocard
  • Fact sheet
  • Wildcry magazine twice a year
  • One free ticket to visit our partner parks in the UK

Price: £36

*Personalisation and soft toy not included with digital adoptions

Gold (Digital or Physical)

Select a Gold Level adoption with The Aspinall Foundation and you will receive:

  • Soft toy*
  • Personalised adoption certificate*
  • Photocard
  • Fact sheet
  • Wildcry magazine twice a year 
  • Two free tickets to visit our partner parks in the UK

Price: £60

*Personalisation and soft toy not included with digital adoptions

Platinum (Digital or Physical)

Select a Platinum Level adoption with The Aspinall Foundation and you will receive:

  • Soft toy*
  • Personalised adoption certificate*
  • Photocard
  • Fact sheet
  • Wildcry magazine twice a year
  • Three free tickets to visit our partner parks in the UK

Price: £120

*Personalisation and soft toy not included with digital adoptions