The Discovery Centre will be closing at 1:00pm on Tuesday 19th November for planned cleaning and maintenance. The centre will reopen at 9:30am on Wednesday 20th November | Woodland walk will also be closed from 19th November until 24th November for scheduled maintenance work | Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances the Safari Roadtrain is currently out of action – hopefully this is a temporary issue and we’ll keep everyone posted when it is up and running!

Admission Prices Inc. Donation Exc. Donation
Adult £14.95 £13.55
Children (3-15 Years) £10.95 £9.95
Under 3's FREE FREE
Senior Citizen (65 Years+) £12.95 £11.75
Registered Disabled    
Child / Adult / Carer £7.45 £6.75

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Animal Sponsorship

A perfect way for you to play a role in wildlife conservation!

The ultimate beneficiaries of all that we do, with your support, are the animals in our care and wildlife conservation.

By sponsoring an animal at Africa Alive! you are helping to care for our animals and supporting our conservation work of increasingly vulnerable animals worldwide.

An animal sponsorship makes the perfect gift for any animal lovers too.

As a sponsor you will receive:

  • Welcome Letter
  • Personalised certificate of sponsorship with photograph
  • Complimentary zoo admission ticket
  • Information on your sponsored animal
  • Your name on a sign located on the enclosure
  • Periodic Zoological Society of East Anglia magazine

Sponsor an Animal for £70

List of animals:

  • Aardvark
  • Addax
  • Ankole Cattle
  • Black Lemur
  • Black & White Ruffed Lemur
  • Blesbok
  • Blue-eyed Black Lemur
  • Cape Hunting Dog
  • Chapman’s Zebra
  • Cheetah
  • Crowned Lemur
  • Congo Buffalo
  • Domestic Buffalo
  • Drill
  • Fossa
  • Giraffe
  • Golden-bellied Mangabey
  • Kafue Flats Lechwe
  • Kenyan Eagle Owl
  • King Colobus
  • Lion
  • Meerkat
  • Milky Eagle Owl
  • Mongoose Lemur
  • Nile Lechwe
  • Nyala Antelope
  • Ostrich
  • Red-bellied Lemur
  • Red River Hog
  • Ring-tailed Lemur
  • Serval
  • Sitatunga
  • Somali Wild Ass
  • White Rhino

Sponsor an Animal for £45

List of animals:

  • Abyssinian Blue-Winged Goose
  • African Fat-tailed Gecko
  • African Grey Parrot
  • Barbary Sheep
  • Barn Owl
  • Bat-eared Fox
  • Black-headed Sheep
  • Black-cheeked Lovebird
  • Brush-tailed Porcupine
  • Cameroon Sheep
  • Chaco Golden-Knee Tarantula
  • Crested Porcupine
  • Crowned Crane
  • Demoiselle Crane
  • Fennec Fox
  • Egyptian Vulture
  • Farmyard Animals
  • Greater Flamingo
  • Hamerkop
  • Pygmy Goat
  • Rock Hyrax
  • Royal Python
  • Senegal Bushbaby
  • Superb Starling
  • Tortoise
  • White-faced Owl
  • White Stork
  • Yellow Mongoose


PLEASE NOTE: Africa Alive! is involved with international breeding programmes and individual animals may need to be moved to other zoos if necessary.

If you would like to sponsor an animal please complete our application form and send it together with your payment details to: ZSEA Banham Zoo, Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HE. Should you require any further information then please telephone our Guest Service Team:  01953 715370 or e-mail your details to

Animal Sponsorship Terms & Conditions

  • Sponsorships are valid for period of 12 months
  • Please allow up to one week for your sponsorship to be processed and for your name to be added to the sign located near the animal’s enclosure
  • All animals sponsored remain the possession of Africa Alive! which reserves the right to transfer them to other establishments, as may be necessary
  • Sponsorships are not exclusively available for any animal. Animal Sponsorship photographs are of the species that has been sponsored but not necessarily of the specific animal
  • If an animal is no longer available for sponsorship due to relocation to another establishment or in other circumstances, an alternative animal to sponsor will be offered. In these circumstances an updated sponsorship certificate and animal information will be sent to you free of charge.
  • Complementary tickets do not qualify holders for a visit to see Santa in the Grotto at Christmas. No monetary value is attached to Complementary Tickets.
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