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Your Adoption Really Helps

Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. They not only help fund projects to monitor penguins and their movements and see how they're being affected by climate change but also fund our other vital work around the world.

Protect these incredible animals and receive

Emperor Penguin Toy

Cuddly Toy

An optional soft toy to love forever. Toy may vary from image shown. 

Penguin Fact Pack

Fact Pack

Packed with facts, bookmarks and stickers.

Penguin Regular Updates

Regular Updates

We'll keep you updated on how you're supporting our vital work including sending your adoption updates three times a year.

Penguin Gift

A Wonderful Gift

Give a gift that will help protect the future of penguins and their habitat.

Penguin Map

Emperor penguins are the largest living penguin and breed the furthest south of any penguin species. Breeding colonies of are found around the coast of the entire Antarctic continent. Emperor penguins may be the only bird never to set foot on land as their colonies are on the sea ice and they even breed on frozen sea. To keep warm, up to 5,000 adults and chicks can huddle together, shuffling round so each gets a turn on the outside.

Threats

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Sea ice loss

Climate change is reducing the amount of sea ice in parts of the Antarctic Peninsula. One of the penguins' main food sources - krill - breeds and feeds under the sea ice.

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More snow

Adélie penguins only nest on bare, dry land and increased snowfall during late winter and early spring may cause chicks to hatch later. There's less krill around at this time of year, which can affect the chicks’ chances of survival.

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Loss of prey

Overfishing of krill in parts of the Southern Ocean may also impact one of the penguins main food sources.

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Gentoo penguins

Penguins may also lose ground to gentoo penguins, which are better adapted to warming Antarctic environments.

How We Can Help

We 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 penguins, their food sources and their habitat.

We’re also involved in helping improve the way Antarctica is managed through the Antarctic Treaty and the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). They ensure that fisheries are sustainable and aim to eliminate illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing.

Your adoption and support will help us:

  • improve the management of Antarctica’s resources and safeguard its wildlife
  • establish a network of marine protected areas covering at least 10% of the 20 million km² Southern Ocean
  • reduce illegal and unsustainable fishing practices
  • raise awareness of the threats of climate change we all face
  • fund our other essential work around the world

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Adélie penguins build nests out of pebbles. They choose a sloping site so water runs away from the nest.

Last minute gift?

Penguin Certificate
No problem! You can print or email a personalised gift certificate online to give on the day.

Free delivery

Your pack will be sent within 3 days - but allow up to 10 days for it to arrive.

Express delivery

Get your pack quicker for £3.79. Order before 2pm Monday to Friday for your pack to be delivered within 3 working days.
UK only and deliveries must be signed for.

Any other questions?

Take a look at our adoption FAQs