Penguin Adoptions

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King penguins are amazing! Once paired, the parents will remain together for the 14 or so months it takes to raise a single chick. They work as a shift team – one parent staying at the colony with the egg/chick while the other goes on what can be an incredible journey to gather food. During the winter, the chicks are left alone and rely primarily on their fat reserves to survive. The parents undertake extended foraging trips, returning only rarely to feed the chick. Adult birds have been tracked making round trips that can last over 50 days and cover up to 1,800 km (1,100 miles)!

By adopting a penguin in the Falkland Islands you are making a valuable contribution to our practical conservation activities. Thank you.

Purchase your penguin adoption using the secure form below.

UPDATE: Due to staff commitments and last posting dates to ensure delivery by Christmas, all shop orders, memberships and adoptions (excluding gifted) received after 22nd November will be processed week commencing 2nd January 2023.

Gifted adoptions, an email will be sent to the recipient of a gifted penguin or albatross adoption letting them know that their adoption pack will follow in the post in the New Year.

We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

Help conserve penguins in the Falkland Islands

The adopt a penguin gift pack contains

  • welcome letter
  • information booklet on the king penguin colony at Volunteer Point
  • king penguin photo
  • king penguin pin badge
  • king penguin postcard

If the adoption is for yourself you can name your penguin at time of adoption and the pack will also include

  • Personalised adoption certificate
  • Wildlife Conservation in the Falkland Islands magazine
  • Newsletter updates from the Falklands

If the adoption is a gift, once the adopter registers the adoption online/via email they will then be sent

  • Personalised adoption certificate
  • Wildlife Conservation in the Falkland Islands magazine
  • Newsletter updates from the Falklands

Registration and Renewals:

Register Your Penguin Adoption

Penguin Adoption Renewal

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