Adopt a penguin

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

Then we’ve got just the thing. A Humboldt penguin adoption!

***The last order date to receive your animal adoption in time for Christmas is Thursday 17th December 2020.***

Our ‘sponsor a penguin’ pack makes the perfect gift, costs a one-off payment of £30 and includes:

  1. An adoption certificate
  2. A penguin fact sheet
  3. A penguin cuddly toy
  4. Your name displayed on a thank you board at the Penguin Coast enclosure

If you’d like to include an entrance ticket to Folly Farm in your penguin adoption gift pack the price is just £40 and includes all of the above plus an entrance ticket for one person (a saving of £6.95 on a standard adult day entry ticket).

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Adopt a penguin at Folly Farm!

How do I adopt a penguin?

To adopt a penguin just click through to the penguin adoption page and choose if you’d like to adopt with, or without, an entrance ticket included.  You can adopt for yourself or for someone special and we’ll also send a special gift message along with your cuddly penguin toy in your adoption pack.

Your penguin adoption will last for 12 months, and 10% of the profit will help raise money for our conservation partners. So, you’ll feel good about this gift too.

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

You can read our animal adoption terms and conditions 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 – 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.

Penguin adoption reviews

"We loved seeing our adopted penguins at Folly Farm."

Erin Goddard, Barry, 5 out of 5, 21 April 2019

"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."

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

"I bought the adoption for my daughter and took her to see “her penguin”. She absolutely loved it and seeing her name on the board was great, it’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.