Killer Whale Adoption

Killer Whale Adoption

By symbolically adopting a wild killer whale you are directly supporting critical research and conservation of this iconic species.

Once widely feared, killer whales are now far better understood than they were four decades ago. But today there is a growing concern for their future. Prey quality and availability, underwater noise, physical disturbance, pollution and other human activities all pose a threat to the whales and their fragile marine environment. Funds raised through the Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program support conservation-oriented research on wild killer whales. Killer whales in B.C. are listed as either endangered or threatened under Canada’s Species at Risk Act. Learning everything we can about them is paramount to ensure the best standards and regulations are set to protect them.

Adoption Packages

Generic Killer Whale Adoption Package

Symbolically adopt British Columbia’s killer whales. This package does not include the adoption of a specific killer whale.

$55 plus shipping

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Killer whale adoption certificate

Plush killer whale

Killer whale fact booklet

Killer whale collector card

Individual Whale Adoption Package

Chose a specific wild killer whale from the southern resident, northern resident, or Bigg’s (transient) population to adopt.

$79 plus shipping

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Killer whale adoption certificate

Plush killer whale

Killer whale fact booklet

Killer whale collector card

ID photo and biography of “your” whale

USB flash drive “Blackfish Sound” – featuring the sounds of B.C.’s killer whales narrated by Dr. John K.B. Ford, photos, past issues of the annual members’ newsletter “Blackfish Sounder”, and more

Annual membership and email updates for one year

Pod Adoption Package

Choose up to five whales from a matriline to adopt.

$250 plus shipping

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Killer whale adoption certificate

Plush killer whale

Killer whale fact booklet

Killer whale collector card

ID photos and biographies of all “your” chosen whales

USB flash drive “Blackfish Sound” – featuring the sounds of B.C.’s killer whales narrated by Dr. John K.B. Ford, photos, past issues of the annual members’ newsletter “Blackfish Sounder”, and more

Annual membership and email updates for one year

The bestselling book, “Transients” by Dr. John K.B. Ford and Graeme M. Ellis