WWF Adopt a Dolphin

Adopt a Dolphin

WWF Adopt an Animal

from £3.0 a month

  • Adoption pack includes a cuddly dolphin toy, dolphin factbook, bookmarks, stickers, and a personalisable certificate!
  • Receive regular updates with WWF’s “Wild World” and “My Dolphin” magazines.
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Last Minute Gift

Last Minute Gift?

Left it til the last minute again? No problem! WWF offer a gift certificate to print or email so you have something to give on the big day. Your gift pack will then be received within 10 days of purchase.

FREE Delivery

FREE Standard Delivery

Your gift pack will be delivered within the UK FREE of charge. Your package will be sent out within 3 business days, but please allow up to 10 days for delivery.

Express Delivery

Express Delivery

Express Delivery costs £3.79 if you order before 2pm Monday - Thursday. Your gift pack will then be delivered within 2 - 3 working days.

WWF Registered Charity Number: 1081247

Adopt a Dolphin

Adopt a Dolphin

Help Protect Dolphins

Every year thousands of dolphins are accidentally drowned in fishing nets. By sponsoring an Ileach Dolphin from just £3.00 a month, you will be providing the funds to ensure more protected areas in key marine life habitats, and ensure the new UK Marine and Coastal Access Act improves the management of UK seas.

Each monthly donation made will help reduce the threats to these intelligent creatures, and create a better environment for them to live in and prosper.

Adopt a Dolphin Cuddly Toy

Dolphin Adoption Gift Pack with Cuddly Toy

When you adopt a dolphin with WWF you are not just helping them to continue their crucial conservation work, you will also receive a gift pack which features a super cute cuddly dolphin toy. Animal adoption is perfect as a gift for a loved one, or even to yourself!

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Dolphin Facts

5 Dolphin Facts

  1. Dolphins have evolved to become highly intelligent marine animals that form part of the family of toothed whales that include orcas and pilots.
  2. Dolphins are carnivores and mostly live on fish and squid. An adult dolphin weighs about 260 pounds and will consume about 33 pounds of fish a day.
  3. There are about 40 species of dolphin and most live in shallow areas of tropical and temperate oceans all over the world. There are five species that live in the world’s rivers.
  4. Dolphins are an incredibly social species that hunt and play together, living in pods that can number as many as 1,000 dolphins.
  5. Dolphins have acute eyesight both in and outside of the water. They also have the ability to hear frequencies 10 times the upper limit of what humans can hear and have a well-developed sense of touch. Rather surprisingly they have no sense of smell.

Why Adopt a Dolphin?

Everybody knows that dolphins are one of the most intelligent species on the planet. This also makes them one of the most interesting species on Earth as well. Unfortunately, dolphins are victim of some incredibly horrific human actions, and what was once a vibrant species with a healthy population is now facing an existential threat. Here are five reasons why you should adopt a dolphin.

1. Help WWF Ensure There Is Sustainable Use Of The World’s Oceans

The main reason behind the decline in dolphin numbers is the irresponsible use of our natural resources. Humans are overfishing and many dolphins end up being caught in fishing nets and drown in the process. This is known as by catch and we need to do something about it. Many dolphins are also fatally injured by ships that trawl the seas and regulation of the ocean is sorely needed. You can help WWF do something about this by adopting a dolphin.

2. Help WWF Combat Ocean Pollution

Another major threat to the dolphin is human pollution of the ocean. Not only do dolphins become sick as a result of the effluents humans dump into our oceans, but the ecosystem that supports them becomes damaged as well. Regular people are often blind to the things they cannot see, and ocean pollution is certainly one of those things. You can help dolphin populations recover by providing WWF with the money it needs to lobby governments to regulate change.

3. Help In The Fight Against Climate Change

This is a biggie. Climate change is not only a threat to the dolphin, it is a threat to human beings as well. Whilst we all know about the effects of global warming on mankind, less is known about its impact on ocean life. Climate change is having a huge impact on underwater food chains that is sure to cause lasting damage to species such as the dolphin. This is nothing short of a global emergency and we need to do something about it right now. By adopting a dolphin through WWF you will be helping to be part of the solution instead of being part of the problem.


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4. Help Create More Protected Marine Areas

The best way to protect dolphins and other marine species is to establish marine habitats that are protected from human activities. These habitats will provide sanctuary and will enable dolphin numbers to recover. It’s not easy convincing governments to prevent people from earning a living, but that’s exactly what has to happen if we are to ensure dolphin populations stay healthy. To do that WWF needs to fund efforts lobbying local and national authorities and you can help it do this by adopting a dolphin.

5. A Dolphin Adoption Is A Fabulous Gift Idea

Have you ever come across someone who doesn’t like dolphins? They are perhaps the most social of all species on the planet after human beings. They live in tight social groups, are highly communicative and even look after their sick. Dolphins often come to the rescue of other species in need including humans and we are sure if you gift someone a WWF dolphin adoption they will thank you for it.

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About WWF Adopt an Animal

For a small regular monthly fee you can Adopt an Animal with WWF for yourself or a friend which will help to safeguard the future of your selected species and their habitat. Animal adoptions make great charity gifts and are also an excellent way to show your support to the worlds wildlife and help to fund the work WWF does on conservation. You can also support their great work with a WWF Membership or by choosing from one of their selection of charity gifts at the WWF Shop.

WWF Charity Information

WWF are the worlds largest independent environmental organisation. Originating in the UK where they were formed in 1961 they are now active all over the world. As a charity the WWF rely heavily on donations from members and supporters.

WWF Facts

  • a truly global network who are active in over than 100 countries
  • a science-based organisation who tackle issues including the survival of species and habitats, climate change, sustainable business and environmental education
  • over five million supporters worldwide
  • 90 per cent of their income comes from donations from people and the business community

WWF’s Mission

WWF are on a mission to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment. They want to build a future in which we can live in harmony with nature. It’s a simple mission statement but difficult to achieve. They aim to use their practical experience and knowledge to find and implement longterm solutions. They have set out some clear pointers to help achieve their goal.

  • Conserve the world’s biological diversity.
  • Campaign for the use of renewable and sustainable resources.
  • Reduce pollution and wasteful consumption.

Latest News

Captive Dolphins Are Happy In The Company Of Humans But Does That Mean We Should Keep Them?

Scientists working with dolphins at a French marine park are trying to measure how they feel about different aspects of their captive lives. The researchers say this is the first time anyone has ever sought to examine captivity from the perspective of the animal. The scientists were trying to determine what activities the dolphins looked forward to the most. What they found is the dolphins most keenly anticipated interacting with humans they were familiar with.

Rare Dolphin Spotted Using Its Mouth To Breathe

Amongst the cutest mammals in the world is without a doubt is the dolphin. This species is famous for both its friendly nature towards humans as well as its calming look. Recent reports have indicated that one particular dolphin does not use its blowhole but instead use its mouths to inhale. The blowhole is located on the top of the dolphin’s head and is considered to be the nose of the species. It is used to help exhale and until recently was also thought to be used to inhale when they surface.

Japanese Zoos And Aquariums Pledge To Stop Purchasing Live Dolphins From Taiji

Despite intense criticism of the hunting technique used, a news report says that roughly half of the live dolphins captured in the Japanese coastal town of Taiji were exported to China and other countries. The method is known as the “drive hunt” and has been criticised around the world as cruel. The criticism was so intense that many Japanese zoos and aquariums were forced to pledge to refrain from buying animals captured through the controversial technique.

Dolphins Have The Longest Memories In The Animal Kingdom

Move over elephants it would seem the dolphin has the best memory in the animal kingdom according to the latest research. New experiments suggest the bottlenose dolphin has the ability to remember the whistles of other dolphins they have encountered or lived with even after they have been separated for over 20 years. Each dolphin is identified by a unique whistle which acts just like a name, enabling these marine mammals to maintain strong social bonds.