The African penguin is an Endangered species, largely as a result of egg collectors and habitat degradation. Heavy fishing practices along with oil spills and construction in coastal areas has seriously depleted their available food and space.

Living Coasts supports the rehabilitation of penguins in the wild and is part of the European Endangered species breeding programme (EEP) for African penguins.
 

How do I adopt an African penguin?

First choose the adoption package you wish to purchase from the options below, and then make your animal selection.

Adoptions apply to the species rather than individual animals. This is because some of our animals may move to other zoos as part of breeding programmes. If your adopted species moves, we will advise you and you will be given the opportunity to transfer your adoption to another species.

Please note: Our adoption gift packs are only available for UK delivery.

asian short clawed otters

african penguin Adoption Pack - £35 

  • An adopter’s certificate
  • A fact sheet about the African penguin
  • Your name displayed at Living Coasts for 12 months
  • A thank you letter
  • A photograph of the African penguin

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tufted puffin

Junior Adoption Gift Box - £52

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • An African penguin soft toy*
  • One junior entrance ticket to Living Coasts
  • All packed in a presentation box

*soft toys are subject to change.

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South American fur seal

Adult Adoption Gift Box - £57

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • A Living Coasts travel mug
  • One adult entrance ticket to Living Coasts
  • All packed in a presentation box

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Adopt a penguin

Glass Adoption Gift Box - £70

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • A glass penguin specially designed by Teign Valley Glass
  • An adult entrance ticket
  • All packed in a presentation box

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