The wildlife of tomorrow depends on the decisions we make today.

Have you made a will?

No one likes to think about making a will but it is one of the most important things you will do in your life. Many of us never get around to making one and this can result in confusion and loss for loved ones. Establishing a will doesn’t have to be complicated or cost the earth. It can be a rewarding achievement – knowing that you can make a lasting difference to your family and the causes that you hold dear to your heart.

What is a bequest?

A bequest is a gift made through a will, you must have a will in order to make a bequest.

There are a number of different ways you can leave a bequest in your will—we recommend that you discuss these options with your solicitor.

If you already have a will, you can make a bequest by adding an amendment called a codicil. We can provide you with a simple form by contacting us using the details below.

Remembering Wellington Zoo in your will

Leaving a bequest to Wellington Zoo is a great way of helping us continue our work for future generations, after your lifetime. Please consider notifying us of your intentions, as this allows us to thank and acknowledge you during your lifetime. In return, we will keep you notified of important news and developments.

Further information:

Please contact our Partnerships Manager, Alicia Harris on 04 381 6755 or email if you would like to discuss any aspect of leaving a bequest to Wellington Zoo Trust. We will treat all enquiries with the strictest of confidence.