Media Releases 2015

Posted on 09/11/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

A penguin in a pear tree! 

According to the Phillip Island version of the old carol, “On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me – a penguin in a pear tree...” 

We may have adopted some new lyrics, but you have the chance to Adopt a Penguin this Christmas and make a real difference by supporting the Penguin Foundation – a charity dedicated to the protection and research of Phillip Island’s little penguins.   

Each Adopt a Penguin gift includes a personalised thank you card with photo of your penguin, adoption certificate and fact sheet, e-newsletter updates on the penguins, one entry voucher to the Penguin Parade and an invitation to a ‘Members Only’ open day which includes a special behind the scenes tour. 

All proceeds from Adopt a Penguin memberships go to the research, protection, rescue and rehabilitation of Phillip Island’s little penguins. Thanks to generous supporters, the Penguin Foundation has raised vital funds for a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre on Phillip Island, development of revolutionary oil cleaning technologies for penguins in the event of an oil spill and rehabilitation of penguin habitat through revegetation and weed eradication.

To adopt a penguin, visit or call 03 5951 2800. Adoptions last for 12 months and are fully tax-deductible.

Christmas Penguins