Save orcas and whales, renew your symbolic adoption of WDC sponsored cetaceans. Every orca, dolphin and whale adoption helps fund ongoing Whale and Dolphin Conservancy efforts to keep endangered whales and marine life safe from captivity and commercial whaling. Our Whale Adoption Project first began in the early 1980s. As the first humpback whale adoption program in the world, we have remained the best, as demonstrated by the number of humpback whales who have been sponsored by their original adopters for almost 30 years.
In 2014, WDC added two orcas to our adoptable family. Often called killer whales for their ability to take town sea lions and other large prey in the wild for food, Fife and Holly are welcome orca additions to our pod. All orca and humpback whale adopters will also receive monthly updates featuring seasonal sightings and personality profiles of the individual whales you adopt.
Nearly 80% of all adoption fees directly help WDC ongoing education and conservation programs including lobbying efforts and research. There is an adoption package for everyone and each adoption helps fund our work to free cetaceans in captivity and protect adoptable whales, orcas and dolphins, as well as the ocean habitats on which we all depend. Adopt today to become part of our captivity-free whale-loving family!