Adopt a penguin

Are you mad about penguins? Or are you looking for the perfect gift for someone who is?

Then weā€™ve got just the thing. A Humboldt penguin adoption!

Our ‘sponsor a penguin’ pack makes the perfect gift, costs Ā£39 and includes:

  1. A single day ticket to Folly Farm
  2. An adoption certificate
  3. A penguin fact sheet
  4. A penguin cuddly toy
  5. Your name displayed on a thank you board atĀ Penguin Coast

We understand if you’re an annual pass holder you might not need an entrance ticket, or maybe you’d just to like to purchase your penguin adoption without one. So, we’ve made this option available to you at the checkout for just Ā£29.

Penguin swimming at Folly Farm

Your penguin adoption will last for 12 months, and 10% of the profit will help raise money for ourĀ conservation partners.Ā So, youā€™ll feel good about this gift too.

Schools and groupĀ organisationsĀ can also sponsor a penguin. Please call the office on 01834 812731 to make arrangements.

Please note: In order to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas you’ll need to purchase your animal adoption by midnight on 19th December 2018.

You canĀ read our animal adoptionĀ terms and conditionsĀ here.

About Folly Farm’s Humboldt penguins

Humboldt penguins get their name from the cold sea current that runs along the west coast of South America from Chile to Peru ā€“ and that was named after the explorer Alexander von Humboldt. These penguins make their home on sandy beaches and rocky coastlines and generally live for between 20 and 25 years.

Read more about our Humboldt penguins and our Macaroni penguins.

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Penguin adoption reviews

"I have bought numerous adoption packs from Folly Farm for my daughter and she absolutely loves them all. She has come to expect one every year for her birthday and Christmas. Fantastic cuddly toy. She loves the fact she can visit her adopted animal."

Sarah Thomas, Caerphilly, 5 out of 5, 15 November 2018

"I ordered these online yesterday afternoon and received them this morning. I have just opened the pack and I know my children are going to be over the moon with these gifts. We are trying to make Christmas more about memories and this fits the bill perfectly!

Emma Moule, Swansea, 5 out of 5,

"I purchased the adopt a penguin pack last year for my son. He loved the certificate and information sheet but was over the moon when he saw his very own cuddly penguin. He couldn't wait to visit his new friend and using his ticket made him feel very grown up."

Ben Barnes-Scrivin, Whitland, 5 out of 5, 21 February 2018

"I bought the adoption for my daughter and took her to see ā€œher penguinā€. She absolutely loved it and seeing her name on the board was great, itā€™s a fab idea for the kids and great value for money."

Jenny Collins, Burry Port, 5 out of 5, 20 February 2018
Zoo Membership

We're proud to be members of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). Our membership means we share knowledge with leading zoos across the UK and Europe, and we learn from them too.