Adopt a wolf at Whipsnade Zoo

JACOB the wolf lives at Whipsnade Zoo and is looking for someone to adopt him.

Named after the Native American werewolf character in Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series of best-selling novels, Jacob may not be a mythical creature, but he is eerily similar to his fictional namesake with his boyish charms and loyal personality.

Part of the pack of European grey wolves that call the zoo home, Jacob is the alpha male of the group, with his very own “Bella” in the form of the beautiful female Ophelia. Luckily at Whipsnade he has no vampires to compete with, but he still enjoys asserting his dominance with his impressive howling skills.

Twilight fans will love the opportunity to adopt their own Jacob. For �30, adopters get a free ticket to visit ZSL Whipsnade Zoo to see him, a subscription to ZSL’s Wild About magazine and regular email updates from Jacob’s keepers.

As ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire, is part of the Zoological Society of London, an international animal conservation charity, adopters of Jacob will be helping to support wildlife around the world.

The Recorder has teamed up with ZSL Whipsnade to offer its readers the chance to win one of five wolf adoptions. For your chance to win one of these great prizes, please send your answer to the question below, together with your name, address and telephone number to Whipsnade Adoption Competition, c/o Maxine Leckerman, Recorder Newspapers, Media House, 539 High Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1UD, no later than 9am, November 9.

Q: What is the name of the wolf in the Twighlight series?

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Adoption information:

A ZSL adoption costs �30 and all of the money raised from the adoption scheme is used to fund the work of ZSL, including the running costs of both Zoos, and its Conservation Projects around the world.

Adoptions are completely online.

Adopters will receive an online adopter’s pack, including an adoption certificate, a free ZSL Zoo ticket (to the Zoo where their animal resides), a subscription to ZSL’s exciting magazine Wild About, and regular email updates about the adoption.

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