There’s a reason why symbolic adoptions are so popular…because they’re fun to give and receive!

Now is your chance to symbolically adopt Marge, the newest African Penguin chick! You’ll receive a plush, photo, fact sheet, and adoption certificate. Help support the National Aviary’s high standard of care for this chick and the rest of the African Penguin colony today!

Adopt Marge Today

Learn more about Marge below!

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Other Symbolic Adoptions

Pick from some of our most popular birds at an adoption level that’s right for you. Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift for someone special. All proceeds from adoption go directly to support animal care efforts at the National Aviary. You can’t go wrong with this unique gift only available at the National Aviary.

Adoption levels start at just $25 and include a personalized letter, adoption certificate, a beautiful photo of the animal you adopted, and a species fact sheet.

You can symbolically adopt a penguin, owl, sloth, flamingo and more. Click the link below to see all available options and get started today!

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