• Adopt a Badger

Badger adoption

Badgers are the UK’s largest land predator and are one of the most well-known British species. Shockingly, in the UK, over 100,000 are killed by humans, each year. More than 40,000 die, every year, on our roads, many others get caught and trapped in man-made structures, whilst more than 140,000 have been culled.

It is predicted that 75% of the UK badger population will be lost by 2025.

We aim to do all we can to protect badgers. Every year, we have an increase in badger patients, predominantly orphaned badgers that just wouldn’t survive, on their own, in the wild. These little cubs typically remain in our care for 5 months, before being returned to the wild.

By adopting a badger, today, you could help fund the care, food, and protection an injured, sick, or orphaned badger needs.

What’s included in your badger adoption pack

Not only will you be providing invaluable care and helping countless animals, but you will also receive an exclusive badger adoption pack, including cuddly toy, species brochure, certificate of adoption, photo and more. NOTE: The pack will include either 'The Owl with the Golden Heart' book or 'Wildlife SOS' book, dependent on stock.

Adopt today

Click on the adoption button below and become a badger adopter today.

How your adoption will help

The badger is a living symbol of the great British countryside and is the UK’s largest land predator. But threats, such as habitat loss, the badger cull (which could see over 50% of the badger population killed), and road traffic accidents (with an estimated 50,000 badgers being killed on UK road every year) and all constant dangers to wild badger populations.

At WAF, we receive multiple calls regarding badgers, but, most commonly, the badgers we receive at our centre are orphans. We, typically, take in up to 50 orphan badgers, every year, and these cubs will receive around-the-clock care for up to six months. Once they are big enough, and strong enough, they will gradually be reintroduced to the wild.

Your adoption will help us to continue to look after the many badgers that come through our doors, each year.

Adoption information

Adoptions are for a period of one year from the date you choose to start. We aim to send all packs within 5 to 7 days of receiving the order.

Please allow up to 7 working days for delivery, or 10 working days during peak season. Please note, all parcels are sent via Royal Mail for international orders. You can adopt an animal for yourself or for someone else.

When ordering your adoption, you can choose to have the pack sent either to yourself or to the gift recipient.

Please note, we recycle and reuse our packaging materials.

How to adopt a badger

Step 1: Select the amount you want to pay by Direct Debit each month, we require a minimum donation of £3.50 per month to cover the cost of the adoption, or if you prefer a one-off payment you can choose to donate any amount from £42

Step 2: Fill out your adoption details. If it is a gift please refer to the ‘adopting a badger as a gift?’ section on this page, before entering details.

Step 3: Compete your billing & delivery details

Step 4: Enter your payment details.

Step 5: Welcome to our community of badger lovers.

Adopt a badger as a gift

These adoption packs make great gifts for all animal lovers.

Select the ‘gift adoption’ option during the application and you will be prompted to enter the giftees details.

Note, there is no gift card included so if you choose to have the pack sent direct to the recipient you would need to inform them that you purchased the adoption.

Adopt a Badger

Your adoption will help Wildlife Aid rescue injured or sick badgers and provide them with around the clock care, food and shelter.