Cheetah (Lawrence)

Cheetah (Lawrence)

Adopt Lawrence

G’day my name is Lawrence, the cheekiest cheetah that calls Australia Zoo home. I live a fast-paced, action-packed life as I’m the fastest land animal on the planet – I can run at speeds of over 110 kilometres per hour!


Lawrence the Cheetah laying on grass


I spend my days exploring with my keepers. We go on long, exciting walks, eat fish-flavoured icy-poles and play my favourite game of all, soccer (the real football). I am very confident and love investigating the new sights, smells and sounds that Australia Zoo has to offer.


Lawrence the Cheetah looking to the left cropped in to show face.


I was born at Western Plains Zoo in 2016. Unfortunately, my mum and I didn’t bond so I came to Australia Zoo and met the keepers – it was love at first sight! I hope to raise awareness for my wild counterparts. They are racing towards extinction and are in desperate need of our support. Sadly, they are considered a vulnerable species.

Adopt Lawrence

Adoption Packages

  • $50 Bronze Adoption
  • $100 Silver Adoption
  • $250 Gold Adoption
  • $500 Platinum Adoption
  • $10,000 Ultimate Adoption

Most of the inclusions in your adoption pack are online, meaning that your adoption is not only helping one of our animals, but the environment too!

All animal adoptions are a single payment and last for 12 months from the date of purchase. You can choose to renew your adoption after this time and continue your support of our animals and wildlife conservation efforts.

If you would like to contribute more than the specified adoption amounts, you are more than welcome to do so! Please contact us by email or phone to find out more.

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* Each guest pass is valid for a single day entry only, to be used within 12 months of adoption purchase. For Gold, Platinum and Ultimate adoptions, guest passes can be used for multiple single day entries for one person, or single day entries for up to the specified amount of people.

^ Subject to availability and must be pre-booked to avoid disappointment. Age, group size and animal restrictions apply; animal encounters are subject to the usual encounter terms and conditions for each animal. Due to health and safety restrictions, saltwater crocodiles are not available for guest encounters; another animal/species will be substituted.

Please note: While all of the animals available for adoption are usually on display at the Zoo and/or participate in encounters, adopting an animal does not guarantee the chance of seeing or meeting them if visiting the Zoo. Animal availability is subject to change; there may be times when animals may be temporarily off display due to unforeseen circumstances, such as veterinary check-ups or enclosure maintenance. If booking one of our amazing animal encounters to meet your adoptee, please advise staff of the animal you adopt at the time of booking.

Animal adoptions and associated elements are non-refundable, non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.

*Please allow up to 3 weeks for the delivery of your gift pack, if applicable.