Adopt A Penguin Follow a unique colony at the end of the world

Our story starts at Port Lockroy on the tiny Goudier Island on the Antarctic peninsula where we run the world’s most southerly public post office, surrounded by incredible scenery and 1,000 gentoo penguins. The colony made their home with us on the Island over 30 years ago and we have been studying and contributing to their protection ever since.

You can adopt a penguin and help the gentoos and their home in Antarctica. Adoptions also make the perfect gift.

What's included?

Your gentoo adoption will include:

• 12-month adoption

• Gentoo postcard sent from Antarctica

• Gentoo cuddly toy

• Fascinating fact booklet and welcome pack

• Adoption certificate

• Gentoo updates from Port Lockroy

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How your adoption helps

Protect the precious habitat

Your adoption will support the monitoring of the colony and conservation on site at Port Lockroy. With your help, we can protect areas of the island from human interaction and continue studying the breeding success of the gentoos every year. As a charity we are dependent on donations and every gift, adoption and membership helps to support our activity both in Antarctica and around the world.

Penguin surveys

Penguins are important animals within Antarctica's precious ecosystem. We work with the British Antarctic Survey to study the colony to better understand how they are adapting to a changing environment. Port Lockroy is the only place in Antarctica where we can monitor an entire breeding season and gather data every year. Our study started over 20 years ago and offers important insights into the gentoo’s long-term survival.

How Penguins Can Predict the Futur‪e‬ Listen to our podcast now

In Season 1 of our podcast A Voyage To Antarctica, Alok Jha spoke to conservation filmmaker Ruth Peacey about the history of penguins in the Antarctic, and what studying penguins can tell us about the future of the planet. Ruth worked with the BBC for over ten years on series including Natural World, Springwatch, Life in the Air and Planet Earth 2. She now specialises in investigating conservation issues all over the world, using videos and social media to shine light on areas of concern. 

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How Penguins Can Predict the Futur‪e‬ Listen to our podcast now

In Season 1 of our podcast A Voyage To Antarctica, Alok Jha spoke to conservation filmmaker Ruth Peacey about the history of penguins in the Antarctic, and what studying penguins can tell us about the future of the planet. Ruth worked with the BBC for over ten years on series including Natural World, Springwatch, Life in the Air and Planet Earth 2. She now specialises in investigating conservation issues all over the world, using videos and social media to shine light on areas of concern. 

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Love Penguins? Check out our online shop

We have a range of products in our shop for the biggest of penguin fans, from bags to books, t-shirts to games. For a special gift or to simply to treat yourself, this is the place to shop for all things Antarctica, and all things penguins! We deliver worldwide so wherever you are, it's never been easier to shop and show your support.

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