Now more than ever
We need your help
Our Kent parks and charities* rely on our visitors, short break guests and members to support the animals in our care and allow us to continue our groundbreaking international conservation work.
Our supporters know that we are MUCH more than a zoo. We have spent more than 30 years at the very forefront of animal care, conservation and reintroduction. With your support, we have sent hundreds of animals #BackToTheWild. Now, the COVID-19 outbreak threatens generations of work.
It costs £300,000 per week to operate our Parks. Despite the closure, our team of dedicated keepers and vets are working as hard as they can to ensure that the animals in our care are properly fed and looked after.
Your support means more than ever.
Buy dinner for a gorilla
Donate a gorilla care package and your £15 gift could feed one of our gorillas for a day.Donate now
You can now purchase gift vouchers for day tickets, short breaks and Memberships. A gift voucher is a great way to get ready for a visit to Port Lympne as soon as you're able.View vouchers
Buy lunch for a lion
Donate a big cat care package and your £25 gift could feed one of our big cats for a day. Our big cats eat 40-80kg of meat per week, per individual.Donate
Giraffe care packages
Donate a giraffe care package and your £5 gift could feed one of the giraffe at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve for a day. On an average day, a giraffe eats: 3kg+ of specialised animal feed, lucerne and fresh foliage known as 'browse'Donate
Refreshments for rhinos
Donate a rhino care package and your £10 gift could feed one of our black or white rhinos for a day. On an average day a black rhino eats: 2kg+ of specialised animal feed, 20kg lucerne and 3.5kg+ of fresh fruit and vegetablesDonate
We need your help
With costs of at least £300,000 a week to operate our parks, the decision to close our parks risks impacting the wellbeing of the animals in our care. We are appealing to our guests, members and friends to make a donation to support us in this incredibly challenging time.
Our Amazon Wish List
Our keepers are updating our Amazon wish list with food and essential items to ensure the welfare of the animals in our care. Any purchase you make will be directly delivered to the keepers.View wishlist
Text to Donate
You can donate £3 by simply texting ANIMAL to 70300
Other Ways to Help
You can also support the animals in our care by donating anything from this list: Porridge, herbal teas, nuts & seeds, fresh meat or fish, honey, nut butters. If you have a donation to support our animals, please complete the enquiry form below.
Have you heard about The Aspinall Foundation weekly lottery? You could win up to £25,000
Bringing the parks to you
Just because you can't visit at the moment, you don't have to miss out on enjoying our animals. With 3 24/7 live streaming cameras, more than 1000 animals videos to watch on YouTube and two Facebook pages to enjoy, we can bring Port Lympne and Howletts to you!Find out more
*Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, Howletts Wild Animal Park, The Howletts Wild Animal Trust and The Aspinall Foundation