Adopt a Penguin

as a Christmas gift with WWF from £3.00/mth

It is predicted there will be a 30% decline in penguin numbers by 2070.

Adopt a Penguin this Christmas and help WWF to protect their future.

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Adopt a Penguin
with WWF

Adopt and receive a cuddly toy Penguin, a fun and educational WWF adoption gift pack, plus updates on your animal three times a year.

Adopt a Penguin Gift Pack

from £3.00/pm

Adopt a Penguin Cuddly Toy

Adopt and receive a cuddly toy of your animal

Adopt a Penguin Gift Pack

Get a fun and educational WWF adoption gift pack

Regular Updates

Plus updates on your animal three times a year

The number of Adelie penguins have declined by up to 65% in the last 25 years, through climate change and the illegal fishing of their main food source Krill.

The Adelie Penguins live in South Antarctica, one of the harshest regions in the world with temperatures as low as -40c and wind speeds of up to 300km/h. Historically they were hunted by humans for their meat, feathers, fat and eggs. In addition, penguin droppings known as guano were highly prized as garden fertiliser. Things have changed a lot since then, and new threats to this species have emerged.

When you adopt a penguin you will help WWF to establish a network of marine protected areas in Antarctica, whilst reducing illegal and unsustainable fishing practices in the area. If we don’t act we may lose penguins from the planet altogether.

With your adoption you help to:

Many people are unaware that the penguin is in danger. The biggest single threat to penguins is climate change. This loss of habitat is making it difficult for the penguin to find food and breed. Help WWF raise global awareness about this species which is suffering greatly from the effects of climate change.

Penguin populations in some areas have fallen by as much as 80%. Your adoption will provide the necessary funding to help maintain those penguins that remain and prevent further population declines. By adopting a penguin you will be directly contributing to WWF conservation efforts and this will hopefully result in the stabilisation of penguin populations around the world.

Your money can do big things. Some of your monthly contribution as part of your animal adoption will be used by WWF to improve the management of the Antarctic. Through this process, penguins and other animals that live there will be safeguarded. Unfortunately with no real rules in place, Antarctica is in desperate need of being managed so we don’t lose the wildlife that call it home.

One of the new threats that have emerged over the last century is overfishing. This is important because fish is an important food source for penguins. Help WWF stop illegal fishing by creating a network of marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean that serves to ensure penguins have an adequate supply of food throughout the year.

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Standard Delivery

Standard Delivery

Your gift pack will be delivered within the UK FREE of charge. Your package will be sent out within 3 business days, but please allow up to 10 days for delivery.

Express Delivery

Express Delivery

Express Delivery costs £5.79 if you order before 2pm Monday - Thursday. Your gift pack will then be delivered within 2 - 3 working days.

Adopt a Penguin Certificate

Last Minute Gift?

Order today and you can download your WWF adoption certificate. The adoption gift pack with cuddly toy will then be received within 10 days of purchase.

Adopt a Penguin Gift Pack

Adopt a Penguin Gift Pack


Adopt a Penguin and the recipient gets a beautiful gift pack to let them know just how much you care about them.

Gift Pack Includes:

  • An optional cuddly toy of your Penguin.
  • A Penguin factbook.
  • Penguin bookmarks and stickers.
  • Get a personalised adoption certificate and a lovely Penguin video call background.
  • Two exclusive magazines delivered three times a year:
    WWF's "Wild World" and "My Penguin" with news and updates for your adopted animal.

About WWF

Registered Charity Number: 1081247

WWF is a global conservation organisation dedicated to protecting the natural environment and the animals that depend on it. The organisation was first established in 1961 in the UK, but now operates in more than 100 countries and has over 5 million members around the world.

WWF seeks to stop habitat destruction, prevent human animal conflict, end the illegal trade in wildlife and their body parts as part of its efforts to protect wildlife. The organisation tries to restore habitats, promote sustainable development for local communities who depend on natural resources and lobbies governments on behalf of wildlife protection.

WWF Conservation

The Perfect Christmas Gift
Adopt a Penguin with WWF

Show a loved one you care by helping to protect endangered animals around the world. Gift pack includes cuddly toy, certificate and screensaver!

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Penguin Facts

Penguin Facts

  1. Penguins can be found on every continent of the Southern hemisphere.
  2. There are 17 different species of penguins the tallest of which is the Emperor Penguin.
  3. The fastest species of penguin is the Gentoo Penguin which can reach speeds of up to 22 mph.
  4. Penguins are social animals and many varieties of penguins nest, swim and feed in groups.
  5. Some species of penguins spend as much as 75 per cent of their lives in the water where they hunt and only ever leave the water for breeding or molting.