African penguins

African Penguin

Adopt an African Penguin

Your symbolic adoption supports innovative conservation efforts to save endangered African penguins and protect their aquatic home.

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance partners with allies through our oceans conservation hub to rescue and rehabilitate ill and injured African penguins on sunny beaches all along the southern coast of Africa.

Conservation is at the heart of everything we do. As an ally, you offer hope to wildlife worldwide and we cannot thank you enough. Because when wildlife thrives, all life thrives.


Adoption Packages


$25 Virtual African Penguin Adoption

Share your passion for wildlife with friends and family by sending your loved ones a Virtual African Penguin Adoption. Your gift will be sent through email and will include a Virtual African Penguin Adoption card! This option does not include a mailed adoption package.


$50 African Penguin Adoption

Join the Alliance today, and help save and protect penguins and other wildlife worldwide. Your $50 African Penguin Adoption package includes a soft, 8" penguin plush and a 5” x 7” African Penguin Adoption card.


$100 African Penguin Adoption

Your generous gift fuels critical conservation worldwide and offers hope to the world’s most extraordinary wildlife, including penguins. Your $100 African Penguin Adoption package includes 1 soft, 12" penguin plush, a 5” x 7” African Penguin Adoption card, and a limited edition San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance pin.


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