THE WHALE ADOPTION PROJECT
WDC’s 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 whales who have been sponsored by their original adopters for almost 30 years.
Adoption Packages ordered after December 19th will be received after January 1st, but electronic Adoption Certificates are now available for Last-Minute Adoptions. Downloadable, full-color certificates are available on the thank-you page.
“We chose Pepper because for many years we had a beloved dog named Pepper. We have had Pepper for 21 years.” ~Don E
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 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.
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!
“I’ve been helping my 2nd grade classes adopt a whale annually for about 12 years. Each year the kids collect change to raise the adoption fee. Then, after reading all of the whale bios, the class votes for the whale we adopt for that year. They are always VERY proud when their adoption certificate arrives a few weeks later.” ~ Maureen M