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!

Our ‘adopt a penguin’ packages make the perfect gift! With a one-off payment starting from £35 you can choose from our bronze, silver or gold adoption packages.

Bronze adoption – £35

Gift pack includes;

  • An adoption certificate
  • A penguin fact sheet
  • A penguin cuddly toy
  • A presentation box

Silver adoption – £40

Gift pack includes;

  • All the above plus the adopter’s name on a thank you board at Penguin Coast

Gold adoption – £50

Gift pack includes;

  • All the above plus a single day entry ticket to visit Folly Farm and see our penguins

How do I adopt a penguin?

To adopt a penguin just click through to the penguin adoption page and choose if you’d like a bronze, silver or gold adoption. 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 including N.A.R.C. who carry out underwater dives off the coast of Pembrokeshire to remove rubbish and protect wildlife. 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.

Useful information about animal adoption purchases

  • UK postage is included in the price of an adoption. Adoption packages posted outside of the UK will incur an additional international postage charge of £10 which will need to be added to your online basket at the time of purchase in order for us to process your order.
  • As a personalised product, animal adoption packs are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and not for resale. If your gift pack arrives damaged, if there is a mistake on the adoption certificate or if the wrong item has been sent, then please email us photos and we’ll send a replacement item.

You can read our full 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

"My son loves his penguin adoption pack. It put a smile on his face during this very difficult time, as he always loves visiting Folly Farm. He loved the penguin toy and the box it came in along with the adoption certificate. His smile said it all ."

Emma Price, Swansea, 5 out of 5, 26 May 2020

"My daughter asked for a penguin adoption for her 10th birthday. She was so happy when it arrived and loved the information and cuddly toy that came with it!"

Claire Mullett, Llanharan, 5 out of 5, 28 May 2020

Bought adoption packs for each of my grand children. Great service fast delivery. They love them and we all can't wait when you open again to all come and visit. It will be one of the first things we will do as a family once lockdown is over."

Marie Sapsford, Fishguard, 5 out of 5, 26 May 2020

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

Erin Goddard, Barry, 5 out of 5, 10 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
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