Adopt Poppy the penguin

By adopting Poppy, you are helping us to care for her here at Bristol Zoo and also supporting our conservation work across the globe.

African penguins are very sociable animals. Adults form bonds for life and groom each other regularly, strengthening this bond. 

There are only a total of 18,000 African penguin breeding pairs left in the wild. This is a dramatic fall in numbers since 1900 when an estimated 2 million birds could be found. This 97.5% drop in population means these penguins are now classified as Endangered.  

Your adoption pack contains:

  • one ticket to Bristol Zoo Gardens
  • a cuddly toy
  • an adoption certificate
  • your name displayed at the exhibit*
  • a fact-file about your chosen animal
Adopt Poppy the penguin

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