Adopt a Humboldt penguin

Humboldt penguin

Always loved penguins and want to do your bit to help save these amazing animals? By adopting one of our Humboldt penguins, you’re not only helping these elegant animals but you’ll also receive a Marwell Zoo goodie bag. Adopt a Humboldt penguin as a gift for a loved one or as a present to yourself, just browse our adoption options below.

When you adopt a Humboldt penguin, you’ll receive…

Our Standard Penguin Adoption package includes all this for just £50.00:

  • A special, personalised adoption certificate
  • A selection of fun stickers, including a car sticker
  • Your name on the adopter board at the Humboldt penguin enclosure
  • A brilliant bookmark
  • A photo of our Humboldt penguins
  • One adult day ticket to Marwell Zoo to see our Humboldt penguins up close and personal
  • Animal fact sheet, so you’ll know all about the Humboldt penguin

Want to help even more? Choose Premium Adoption below!

Looking to adopt a Humbolt penguin on behalf of a group or school? We have a great adoption pack available for only £55; please call us on 01962 777988 to learn more. Or, find out more about the amazing  at Marwell Zoo.


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Our zoo in Hampshire is home to a colony of Humboldt Penguins. When you choose to adopt a penguin, you are expressing your support and love for these amazing animals. Adopting a penguin helps to care for our penguins at Marwell Zoo and supports our important conservation work in the UK and around the world.




Marwell Zoo is owned and operated by registered conservation charity Marwell Wildlife and is dedicated to protecting wildlife under the endangered species act. Our conservation takes us around the world and contributes to regional and global conservation strategies. You can support our important work in a number of ways, including by adopting a penguin or with one of our amazing animal experiences.

Humboldt penguins have a special gland that allows them to drink both seawater and fresh water. This gland concentrates the excess salt which drips out of their beaks, making it appear as if they are sneezing as it drips off their beaks.

Adopting a penguin from Marwell Zoo couldn’t be easier. Just choose which level of adoption you prefer – standard, premium, or child – and fill in the above adoption form with a few details.

As well as allowing you to support penguins, our adoption packages include a number of exciting goodies. Your adoption pack includes an adoption certificate, zoo ticket, animal fact sheet, and more, depending on which level of animal adoption you choose.

Choosing to adopt an animal is a wonderful way to show your support for wildlife and is a perfect gift for animal lovers. Whether you choose to adopt penguins or another animal, it will make a big difference.