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Species Adoptions

Adopt a Whale Shark

Whale Shark

Whale sharks can be found in all temperate and tropical oceans around the world, with the exception of the Mediterranean Sea. Measuring up to 45 feet in length, these giants subsist on a diet of krill, squid and small fish. It is thought that whale sharks may have a lifespan of 100 to 150 years. The whale shark is a filter feeder, one of only three species of shark that feed by sucking water through its mouth and expelling it through the gills, trapping millions of plankton. These gentle creatures are at risk from commercial fishing for food. Show More

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$55 Whale Shark Adoption Kit

Gift Details

With this gift you will receive:

  • Soft plush version of your adopted animal (for age 3 and up)
  • 5" x 7" formal adoption certificate
  • 5" x 7" full-color photo of your species
  • Species spotlight card, full of fascinating information about the animal
  • FREE priority shipping
  • Personalized acknowledgment letter to your gift recipient. See sample letter.

If you provide an email address for the gift recipient, they will also receive a printable, personalized adoption certificate for the species adopted.

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Maximum Impact

$55 Whale Shark Virtual Adoption

Maximize your donation's impact with a virtual adoption. This does not include an adoption kit; your gift recipient will receive only an acknowledgement letter.

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$100 Whale Shark Adoption Kit

Gift Details

With this gift you will receive:

  • Soft plush version of your adopted animal (for age 3 and up), packaged in a WWF gift box
  • 5" x 7" formal adoption certificate
  • 5" x 7" full-color photo of your species
  • Handsome, hinged double frame, displaying your certificate and photo
  • Species spotlight card, full of fascinating information about the animal
  • FREE priority shipping
  • Personalized acknowledgment letter to your gift recipient. See sample letter.

If you provide an email address for the gift recipient, they will also receive a printable, personalized adoption certificate for the species adopted.

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$25 Whale Shark Adoption Kit

Gift Details

With this gift you will receive:

  • 5" x 7" formal adoption certificate
  • 5" x 7" full-color photo of your species
  • Species spotlight card, full of fascinating information about the animal
  • FREE priority shipping
  • Personalized acknowledgment letter to your gift recipient. See sample letter.

If you provide an email address for the gift recipient, they will also receive a printable, personalized adoption certificate for the species adopted.

  • Photo
  • Adoption Certificate
  • Species Card
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"These are the cutest gifts I have ever seen for animal lovers! My family loves the idea of donating to the WWF and the small animal plush and certificate of donation is the perfect gift! I LOVE the sock idea too! That will be my next gift!" Wendy Indiana


Warning: Choking Hazard - Adoption plushes contain small parts not for children under 3 years.

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