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Adopt A Penguin

Adopt your very own penguin - you choose its name - a perfect gift

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We are the ONLY penguin adoption that gives each adoptee their very own penguin. Other adopt a penguin programmes send photos and news of the same penguin to many adoptees. If you can't choose the name, you are not adopting your own penguin.

Our work to save penguins has featured in TV documentaries around the world. You can view TV documentaries featuring our work on YouTube in (ENGLISH), (GERMAN), and (SPANISH). We also featured in BBC TV's highly acclaimed series (EXPLORE).


Adopt a penguin and help to save penguins.

Tell us what you want to call your penguin, and we will mark your penguin's nest with the name you choose, and send you reports and photos of your penguin's progress. You will also receive a digital copy of Mike Bingham's book "Penguins of South America".

penguin hatchlings photo

a penguin chick photograph
adult penguin
Get a map, monitor your
penguins progress.

We will even send you a map to show you exactly where your penguin lives, in case you ever want to visit. (Visitors are welcome).

Your penguins home (a burrow) will be given a special marker with the name you have chosen for your penguin, and we will follow the progress of your penguin, and send you photos and news of your penguin, its home, some of its friends, and its chicks when they hatch. All for just $55 per year

The perfect gift and a great
educational aid for schools.

Adopt a Penguin makes a perfect gift for adults or children, or an interesting school project that will help children to learn about penguins in an interesting and entertaining way. The information we send out about each penguin adoption is tailored to the age of the adoptee, so that it will be educational as well as fun.

BBC TV about our work Clicke here to see our work on BBC TV (BBC2, 25th January 2009)

Your own special penguin

Because it is illegal to mark the penguin, the only way to identify each penguin is to mark the burrow, and Magellanic penguins are the only penguins living in burrows. Organisations offering adoption of other species are sharing one penguin for lots of adoptees. We are the ONLY organisation offering you your own wild penguin, which is why you get to choose your penguin's name, and why we welcome visitors wishing to meet their own special penguin.

Your adoption fee will be
put to good use.

The adoption fee pays for us to monitor your adopted penguin, so that we can learn how penguins live, and help protect them. You will see from other pages on this web site that our penguin research is internationally acclaimed, and that your money will be put to good use.

Adopt now

The cost of adoption is US$55 per year, but there is no obligation to renew if you choose not to, and there is no automatic rebilling. We offer two easy payment options:

1. Credit card or E-check using WorldEmail.com's SECURE ONLINE FORM.

2. PAYPAL users can CLICK HERE to pay with PAYPAL

Adopt a penguin
penguin hatchling photograph

Adopt and name your penguin, and we will send you reports and photos of your penguin's progress. We will even send you a map to show you exactly where your penguin lives, in case you ever want to visit. (Visitors are welcome).

Learn More


buy our book

click here to read more about our book penguins of the falkland islands and south america by doctor mike bingham

The Falklands Regime by Mike Bingham - now available online here or from bookshops world-wide, ISBN: 1420813757

The Falklands Regime by Mike Bingham


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We are always pleased to receive donations in support of our work. If you would like to make a donation, click here.
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