As a birthday gift to our nephew ( a future marine biologist!), we gave him an Adopt A Penguin gift last January. For $49, our nephew had the privilege to name a (his adopted) penguin, he also got a book about this majestic birds and updates on its progress from being a chick to being a juvenile. The updates are very detailed and sometimes make us want to adopt them all . It is a great gift idea, very educational, and it made us more aware of the plight of these birds and what we could do and shouldn't do to ensure the perpetuation of species. Suffice it to say, our nephew's adoptee is coming back to its colony next month (to lay eggs) so we are looking forward to more updates (yes, the gift-givers get copies of the updates too).