If you love animals, this is your chance to show your support!
The newly launched “Adopt an Animal” programme by Wildlife Reserves Singapore allows you to adopt animals from ten featured species, including Singapore Zoo’s famous Ah Meng; Bunny, the two-toed sloth; Matahari, the Malayan sun bear; Ben and Bella the African penguins; Coco the Aldabra giant tortoise; Rambo the Eastern grey kangaroo; Psota the Pygmy hippopotamus; Ronnie the Rex rabbit; Pedro the California sea lion; and Bosco the red-ruffed lemur.
“The living collection in our parks are animal ambassadors for their wild cousins. After visiting us and making a connection with these species, many have followed up to ask how they can do something for wildlife and make meaningful contributions towards our animals and the conservation work we do around the world,” explained Isabel Cheng, senior director of partnership development at WRS.
“Initiatives like Adopt an Animal provide them with accessible ways in which they can play active roles in conservation and be inspired to care for wildlife. We believe that bringing the community with us on our mission to protect wildlife will bring big wins for wildlife. We have started with the animals in Singapore Zoo and there are plans to expand the list with our animals from Jurong Bird Park, River Safari and Night Safari.”
You can choose from three tiers of adoption contributions, comprising one-off donations of S$200, S$800 and S$1500.
The funds contributes to the care of animals that includes providing nutritious meals, purchasing medical equipment and the general upkeep of animal habitats. All contributions will also support research and education programmes as well as conservation projects to protect threatened species in Singapore.
All adopters from the programme will receive online recognition, an adoption e-certificate that includes a fact sheet of their adopted animal, as well as invitations to WRS events and previews. Some tiers can also enjoy privileges that include discount vouchers for admission, admission tickets, as well as a membership pass. Wildlife Ambassadors, especially, will be acknowledged on the Adopters’ Wall within the parks.
To make an adoption, visit the WRS website.