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.

Due to staff attending Global BirdFair 2024, all shop orders, memberships and adoptions received after 9th July will be processed from 17th July.  We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

As adoption packs are posted from the UK please allow 2-3 working days for the UK, 3-5 working days for Europe and 6-7 working days for rest of the world.

 If gifted adoptions are for specific dates, outside the above posting time, an email can be sent to the adopter to let them know they have been gifted an adoption, with the pack to follow.

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, name your penguin at time of adoption, in addition to the items mentioned above, 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 they will then be sent the three items above.

Registration and Renewals:

Register Your Penguin Adoption (gifted pack or not purchased online)

Penguin Adoption Renewal

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