Star Tortoise (Franklin)
I’m Franklin, a teeny-tiny star tortoise. I’m probably the cutest thing you’ll ever lay eyes on… I promise I’m not biased!
I’m an Indian native found throughout Sri Lanka and I share my home at Australia Zoo with Fijian crested iguanas, which is super cool. I’m one of the smallest tortoises on the planet – I will only reach up to 35 centimetres in length.
My keepers think I’m cute as a button and they’re always impressed by me because, despite my tiny stature, I can live in some of the harshest environments in the world! I’m a herbivore and my favourite foods are berries and flowers.
My species is vulnerable in the wild, so by adopting me, you’re helping me advocate for my wild cousins! We’re sadly threatened in the wild by the illegal wildlife trade, poaching and habitat destruction.
$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.