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A powerful mum!

Adopt Mars and protect her family from the dangers they face.

Adopting as a gift?  Choose your adoption below and give the gift details when you check out.

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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.

Adult adoption

Adopt Mars and make a real difference!

adopt a humpback pack

Welcome pack, including your Mars adoption certificate

Four issues of our award winning magazine, Whale & Dolphin, per year including an update on Mars

Monthly updates about Mars and her friends by email, plus a Christmas and birthday e-card

A WDC cotton bag and bookmark

Junior adoption

A fantastic adoption pack for kids and young people under 13!

adopt a humpback kids pack

Welcome pack, including your Mars adoption certificate

Four issues of our awesome kids magazine SPLASH! per year, including an update on Mars

Monthly updates about Mars and her friends by email, plus a Christmas and birthday e-card

Cool stickers & badge

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