Named after the roman god of war, Mars is a mature, powerful female humpback whale who was first photographed in 1979. Sadly, she bares the marks of entanglement in fishing gear on her tail, but this hasn’t affected the pure strength and resilience we see from Mars and her family!
Mum to 11 calves and grandmother to 6 calves, Mars is one of the rare female humpbacks to give birth to calves in consecutive years, she gave birth to Seal in 1984 and Excalibur in 1985. Mars is strong and affectionate with her young and once lifted one of her calves, Seal, with her flipper and rolled him over her back!
Our team in North America see Mars’ large family in the summer months on their route to warmer waters where they come to socialise, breed and look after their young. When you adopt Mars it will be a little bit like adopting her whole family unit and we hope to bring you updates on how Mars and her family is growing and thriving.
What you'll get
With your symbolic adoption you'll receive regular updates about Mars and her family. Choose between an adult or junior adoption pack.
A perfect gift for all ages.
Adopt Mars and make a real difference!
A fantastic adoption pack for kids and young people under 13!