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 Christmas gift for all ages.
Adopt Pepper this Christmas and make a real difference!
A fantastic Christmas gift for young people passionate about protecting whales!