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Adopt a humpback whale - Pepper

Pepper is a mum to eleven calves!

Adopt Pepper 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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Pepper received her name because of her close relationship with Salt. The pair were both given names in 1976, two of the first humpbacks to be named! As with Salt we don't know her exact age, but she is a grandmother to at least four baby humpbacks. Like people, most humpbacks are right 'handed' but not Pepper! 

Researchers in the Gulf of Maine have witnessed her return to her summer feeding grounds with 11 calves over the years. Pepper’s daughter, named Habanero, gave birth to Pepper’s first grandchild in 2008 and made her a grandmother again in 2012, 2015, and 2018. Pepper had a calf most recently in 2015 and was last seen on several occasions in 2016 with an older calf, Striation.

What you'll get

With your symbolic adoption you'll receive regular updates about Pepper and her family. Choose between an adult or junior adoption pack.

A perfect gift for all ages.

Adult adoption

Adopt Pepper and make a real difference!

adopt a humpback pack

Welcome pack, including your Pepper adoption certificate

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

Monthly updates about Pepper 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 Pepper adoption certificate

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

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

Cool stickers & badge

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