£3.00 a month
Registered Charity Number: 1081247
Adopt a Penguin
Species : Adelie Penguin
About the Adelie Penguin : The Adelie penguins are located in South Antarctica in the Dumont d'Urville, one of the harshest regions in the world. With temperatures reaching -40c and wind speeds of up to 300km/h, the penguins oiled feathers provide a waterproof wetsuit that provides up to 90% thermal insulation. As global warming increases, up to 75% of all penguin colonies face decline. This, along with illegal fishing of their main food source Krill, has seen the Adelie penguins numbers dwindle by 65% in the last 25 years.
From just £3.00 a month you can adopt a Adelie Penguin and track its progress thanks to WWF 'chipping' 800 of them from being chicks to remotely monitor their weight and feeding habits.
About Adelie Penguin
Adelie penguin's are about 60cm tall, weigh around 5.5kg,can swim up to 4m per second,and can dive up to 180m deep! They are distinguishable from other penguins due to the white rings around their eyes and long tail feathers. Breeding ashore in October, the parents will take turns on incubating the eggs and will look after their new chicks for 3 weeks. In Febuary the new chicks will have their adult feathers and be ready for the rigours of the sea. The WWF is urging the world's governments to make serious reductions in gas emmissions in order to prevent the serious consequences that will be felt across the globe by both humans and animals.
What You Get
- Cuddly toy, certificate and photo of your animal
- Gift pack including a fact book about your adopted species, bookmarks, stickers and a WWF 'What we do' leaflet
- Wild World magazine 3 times a year plus regular updates on your animal