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Adelie penguins colony, Antarctica © Brian Myers

Adelie penguins colony, Antarctica © Brian Myers

Adopt a penguin

The adorable Adelie penguin is captivating, inquisitive and incredibly vulnerable to threats like climate change. But you can help by making a monthly adoption 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. But you can help by making a monthly adoption today. Your penguin adoption kit includes a plush toy, adoption certificate & more - the perfect gift.

Help give them a brighter future

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%.

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. 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.


Adopt today, and we'll take you on a journey to learn more about penguins through our regular updates - exclusive only to our monthly adopters. We'll also keep you up to date on how your monthly gifts are helping to secure a brighter future for penguins.

 

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Looking for a unique & meaningful gift?

A penguin adoption makes the perfect gift for an animal lover. The special adoption gift pack includes a cuddly penguin plush toy, penguin fact book, adoption certificate, tote bag, Living Planet magazine, and WWF sticker. You can choose for the gift pack to be sent directly to your gift recipient, or you can choose to receive it to give to them yourself.

 

 

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Monthly givers are the heart of WWF-Australia, helping to support long-term planning and keep administration costs down - giving a huge boost to our conservation work. Together, with your ongoing support, every day, year after year, we create long-term solutions to the issues facing our planet.
Adelie penguin, Antarctica © WWF-Aus / Chris Johnson

Adopt a penguin certificate

Last minute gift?

We've got you covered! You can print a personalised adoption certificate to give on the day or email it directly to your gift recipient.

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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.