Penguin Adoption Kit

Your adoption supports our work as a powerful advocate for legislation and policies combating climate change and protecting vital wildlife habitat.

Photo: John Tangney

Penguin Adoption Kit

As low as $25.00
With their tuxedo-like plumage and distinct waddle, penguins are one of the most popular animals in the world. Every penguin has a distinct call that allows individuals to find their mate and their chicks even in large groups. But climate change, natural predation, and illegal egg harvesting threaten the survival of many penguins.

With their tuxedo-like plumage and distinct waddle, penguins are one of the most popular animals in the world. Every penguin has a distinct call that allows individuals to find their mate and their chicks even in large groups. These amazing flightless birds are highly adapted to living in the water and are found almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere. Penguins feed on krill, fish, and squid while raising their young on land.

Penguins are threatened by climate change, natural predation, and illegal egg harvesting. Climate change is a significant threat to penguins, and warming temperatures threaten the availability of food and sea ice for habitat and nesting sites. 

Your adoption helps Defenders continue to be a powerful advocate for legislation and policies combating climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting clean energy, and protecting vital wildlife habitat from being exposed to increased fossil fuel development.