Sumatran Tiger Nelson Adopt an Animal

Sumatran Tiger (Nelson)

Sumatran Tiger (Nelson)

Adopt Nelson

G’day! My name is Nelson and I am the newest member of the tiger family here at Australia Zoo. I was born on June 3, 2019, to my mum, Kaitlyn, and dad, Ranu, who also live here at the Tiger Temple.



I am growing up very quickly, putting on about a kilogram of weight each week; that’s because I love my milk. I’m still getting used to life around the zoo, so my carers keep a very close eye on me while I explore and get up to all sorts of mischief – I’m only a cub after all.

I know that I have a very important role as an ambassador for wild tiger conservation. I’ll be meeting guests here at the zoo, to help raise much needed funds that will go back into supporting the anti-poaching patrol units, who protect my wild cousins.


Nelson Adopt an Animal Sumatran Tiger Cub


I can’t wait to get big enough to start hanging out with the other big tigers and play in the huge pool they have at the Tiger Temple. For the moment I’ll just concentrate on being the cutest animal here at Australia Zoo.

Adopt Nelson

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. For Gold or Platinum adoptions, if you are unable to use the included guest passes you can opt to swap the guest passes for a plush toy animal.

^ 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.

It is important to note that adopting an animal does not provide a company or organisation license to promote Australia Zoo across their channels. If you desire to include in advertising and/or collateral including your website, further discussions will be required. If interested, please let us know and we can organise a meeting. Thank you again for your support!

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