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Adopt a Penguin

Are you potty about penguins or do you know someone who is? Then why not become a Drusillas adopter and help our animal care and conservation programmes? Adopt a penguin today!

A penguin adoption is the ppp-perfect gift for any penguin lover! Our adopt a penguin gift pack includes:

  • Between 1-3 complimentary tickets to visit the park
  • An adopt a penguin UK certificate signed by a Zoo Director
  • An adoption plaque on or near the penguin enclosure
  • A picture of the penguin you have adopted

How do I adopt a penguin?

To adopt a penguin, first choose one of our adorable penguins from our list of Animals to Adopt. Once you have selected the penguin you wish to adopt please download and complete the Adoption Form. Then either post the form back to us or email it to us at [email protected]. Alternatively please come and visit us in the Visitor Services Office opposite the Park Entrance.

Our adopt a penguin gift packages are ideal for an unusual gift or as a work, school or group mascot!

Corporate Adoptions

With almost 400,000 visitors a year a corporate penguin adoption would give your company the unique opportunity to advertise your services or products on a plaque alongside other current adopters and will show your support of Drusillas and the valuable conservation work we undertake. We have two corporate adoption schemes which start from £100 and include a minimum of four complimentary entry tickets. Please email us at [email protected] for more details.

About Drusillas Penguins:

Drusillas offers a loving home to a colony of Humboldt penguins. These plucky little birds look very smart in their distinctive tuxedo-like black and white markings. Each penguin has a unique pattern of spots on their bellies, which they can be identified by – just like our fingerprints! So when you adopt a penguin you can have a go at guessing which one is yours!  

In the wild, Humbdolt penguins are found off the coast of Chile and Peru, and are named after the cold Humboldt current of the region.  


Penguin adoption packages are available from £45. Please click the link for more details on price and a full list of Penguins to Adopt.  

To download an adoption application form please click this link.

Special adopt a penguin gift offers 

  • 15% reduction on continuous adoption but not applicable with any other offer.

  • 15% discount to all Annual Members for all new annual adoptions.

Waddle our penguins do without you? Adopt a penguin today!

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