This impressive big cat is the world's fastest land mammal, reaching a top speed of around 70mph in just 3 seconds! Cheetahs are listed as a Vulnerable species, with populations in the wild under threat from habitat loss and hunting. There is a European Endangered species Programme (EEP) for the cheetah and the captive population in zoos is being managed co-operatively world-wide.

 

How do I adopt a cheetah?

First choose the adoption package you wish to purchase from the options below, and then make your animal selection.

Adoptions apply to the species rather than individual animals. This is because some of our animals may move to other zoos as part of breeding programmes. If your adopted species moves, we will advise you and you will be given the opportunity to transfer your adoption to another species.

Adopt a cheetah

cheetah Adoption Pack - £30

  • An adopter’s certificate
  • A fact sheet about the cheetah
  • Your name displayed in the Zoo for 12 months
  • A thank you letter
  • A photograph of the cheetah

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Adopt a cheetah

Junior Adoption Gift Box - £55

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • A cheetah soft toy* 
  • One junior entrance ticket to Paignton Zoo
  • All packed in a presentation box

*soft toys are subject to change.

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adopt a cheetah

Adult Adoption Gift Box - £60

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • A Paignton Zoo mug
  • One adult entrance ticket to Paignton Zoo
  • All packed in a presentation box

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Adopt a cheetah

Glass Adoption Gift Box - £75

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • Either a glass rhino specially created by Teign Valley Glass, a glass elephant or a glass giraffe specially created by Ngwenya Glass by the people of Swaziland
  • One adult entrance ticket to Paignton Zoo
  • All packaged in a presentation box

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