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Leave a Legacy


Without the incredible generosity of our supporters, we could not continue our vital work, protecting and conserving threatened wild animals and their habitats.

Leaving a gift to Born Free in your Will is a fantastic way of contributing to the preservation of wildlife and natural environments for future generations. Legacy gifts typically fund 1 in 3 of our projects.

You can make a difference

At Born Free, we know just how uncertain the future is for many of the world’s threatened species. We work tirelessly to protect wild animals and their natural habitats to safeguard their future. And we are striving to inspire and educate the next generation to foster conservation and co-existence.

By leaving a legacy to Born Free in your Will, you will be helping us save the lives of wild animals in need. Your kind gift could ensure we are here to help wild animals long into the future.

We completely understand that family and friends come first, so we’re incredibly grateful to everyone who feels able to leave such a special gift.

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Download your Free Information Pack

Click on the button below to download our practical guide to making and updating a Will. If you have any questions or would like to talk through options for supporting Born Free within your Will then please feel free to contact Supporter Care on 01403 240 170.

Free Information Pack

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What we have achieved with your generosity

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King rescued from Paris apartment

King was rescued from an apartment in Paris where he was kept illegally as an exotic pet. He now lives free from harm at our big cat sanctuary in South Africa.
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Tiger population increased by 30%

The wild tiger population in India has increased by more than 30% including two areas where Born Free's 'Living With Tigers' initiative operates.
A hippo raises its head above water with mouth wide open showing its teeth

1,250 hippos were spared their lives

Hippos from Luangwa Valley were spared their lives after pressure from Born Free and other NGOs saw the Zambian Government reverse their decision to cull the animals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any gift will make a difference to our work to Keep Wildlife in the Wild. Hopefully, we will not receive your gift for many years, but if you choose to leave us a residuary gift it would mean that the proportion would remain constant.

Yes. However, projects and needs do change over time, so it is helpful if your gift is not too specific.

You can change your mind at any time. We recommend that you consult a solicitor whenever you make changes to your Will.

It’s entirely up to you whether or not you share your intentions with us. We understand this is a sensitive matter, and your circumstances and priorities may change in the future but it’s always lovely to be able to thank our friends who leave a legacy.

At Born Free we’ve teamed up with Farewill, the largest Will writer in the UK, to offer our supporters a free Will*. These can be completed online in just 30 minutes with professional support from Farewill.