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Adelie penguins colony, Antarctica © Brian Myers
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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.
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.
Please note that delivery of adoption packs will unfortunately be delayed due to the high volume of donations currently being processed.
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If you have made an adoption, please note that the delivery of adoption packs may be slightly delayed due to Australia Post experiencing increased parcel volumes and other impacts as a result of COVID-19. We appreciate your patience during this time. Thank you.
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