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Adelie penguins colony, Antarctica © Brian Myers

Adelie penguins colony, Antarctica © Brian Myers

Adopt a penguin

Your penguin adoption kit includes a plush toy, adoption certificate & more - the perfect gift. The adorable Adelie penguin is captivating, inquisitive and incredibly vulnerable to threats like climate change. Help give them a brighter future and support Antarctic biodiversity today.
Your penguin adoption kit includes a plush toy, adoption certificate & more - the perfect gift. The adorable Adelie penguin is captivating, inquisitive and incredibly vulnerable to threats like climate change. Help give them a brighter future and support Antarctic biodiversity today.

Adélie penguins are found at coastal locations along the Antarctic continent, and on a number of Antarctic islands. In the areas most affected by climate change, such as the Antarctic Peninsula where ice conditions are changing, Adélie numbers have declined by 30%.

 

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Penguins are increasingly vulnerable to threats like climate change as they depend on sea ice for krill – their main food source. As parts of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean are warming rapidly, the ice is freezing later and melting sooner. These precious animals desperately need our help.

 

 

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Adelie penguin, Antarctica © WWF-Aus / Chris Johnson

Your adoption will help WWF to work with governments, industries and individuals to help reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. We encourage them to switch to renewable energy – to help minimise climate change and the warming that threatens animals like the Adélie penguins, their food sources and their habitat.

 

It's the perfect gift - with a cuddly toy penguin and a special adoption gift pack, including an adoption certificate and stunning penguin portrait.

You can choose this gift pack to be sent directly to the recipient or you can receive it to give to them yourself.

Adopt a penguin and know that you’re helping to give these beautiful and threatened animals a brighter future.

 

All donations of $2 or more to WWF-Australia are tax-deductible. For your convenience, we will send you one receipt at the end of the financial year, for the total amount of your tax-deductible donations. If your adoption includes a plush toy, the $15 cost for the toy is not tax-deductible.

 

Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), Antarctica © Christine Flareau

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If you have any questions about your donation, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly Supporter Services team either by email: enquiries@wwf.org.au or call 1800 032 551

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Adult Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) with chicks at their nesting site in Antarctica © Natalie Bowes / WWF-Canada
Thank you, we are one step closer to a world with Adélie penguins thriving, orangutan habitats protected, rhinos free from poaching, and the survival of two majestic species: the panda and polar bear.

If you would like to speak with us anytime, please do not hesitate to contact our Supporter Services team by email at enquiries@wwf.org.au or call 1800 032 551.