The Antarctic is one of the most special places on Earth.

It’s also the home to five species of penguin, including the Emperor Penguin; the iconic species of the ice. No other species is so perfectly adapted to survive the world’s harshest environment. To coincide with World Penguin Day, we’d like to invite you to get to know more about this incredible resilient species. We’ve got some fantastic free resources for you to enjoy along the way; including fact sheets, craft activities and a free downloadable penguin poster!

3 ways to show your support…

1. Learn & Explore

Download our Penguin Explore Poster & Fact Sheet

Explore is our dedicated species poster series for young people. This edition looks at penguins – with a special focus on the Adèlie, their frozen homes and how you can help safeguard their future. You can also download our penguin fact sheet to learn more about these magnificent creatures.

2. Get creative

Make a recycled cardboard penguin!

Climate change is having a big effect on animals all around the world! Show your support for our planet’s incredible penguins by creating a cool penguin using a recycled kitchen roll tube.

World Penguin Day

3. Take action

Become a WWF #GreenAmbassador

Green Ambassadors is our flagship young persons programme that enables children (ages 5 – 16) to learn more about the natural world, explore and share their love for it, and feel inspired to safeguard it. We do this by providing a range of FREE interactive and educational resources to both schools and youth groups.

Have you ordered your Penguin badge?

You can also show your support this World Penguin Day by ordering your very own Penguin Explore badge. You can sew your badge onto a number of items, including blankets, pencil cases and bags.


By supporting WWF, you’re helping to fund projects that work with local communities to monitor penguin movements in Antarctica and protect their habitat.