WWF Wildlife Adoption Kit Giveaway

Comments 111 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Leading up to the holiday season I love profiling unique gift options for friends and loved ones – the intangible gifts and experiences that make a difference. WWF Canada has launched their Wildlife Adoption Kits for the season, symbolic gifts to share and support a wildlife cause in various regions around the globe.

When you symbolically adopt a species at risk, you’re giving an extraordinary gift while supporting WWF’s conservation efforts. Help make a difference around the world. Give the gift that keeps on giving. In addition to feeling good about your gift, you will also receive an applicable tax receipt.

Species up for “adoption” include everything from orangutans, meerkats, and blue sharks to the snowy owl, leopard frog, and grizzly bear. New species this year include the river otter, orca, gorilla, and Kermode bear.

Each kit is $40 and comes with a personalized adoption certificate, high-quality wildlife plush and collector card, a recycled gift bag, and details on the work this gift will help support the species. A $30 tax receipt is also issued with purchase.

To promote the WWF Wildlife Adoption Kits, I have a Kermode Bear kit to give away to one lucky reader.

The rare Kermode bear is a subspecies of the American black bear. One out of every ten has a unique cream-coloured coat. The white bears are also known as Spirit Bears. Habitat destruction is the biggest threat faced by the Kermode bear.

Kermode have been designated the official animal of British Columbia. Here’s how you can enter to win the Kermode Bear kit:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a #KermodeBear Wildlife Adoption Kit from @WWFCanada & @Miss604 http://ow.ly/f2ocW

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Follow WWF Canada Twitter and Facebook for more information about their efforts around the world.

Update The winner is Anne!

111 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. MeaghanMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 10:48am PST

    What an amazing giveaway, very selfless. The bear is super cute too!

  2. DaraMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 10:49am PST

    I’ve asked for one of these every year for Christmas!

  3. Dianne WilliamsMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 10:53am PST

    Conservation has never been more important! I’d love to win this for my nieces

  4. TylerIngramMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 11:21am PST

    The Spirit Bear would make a nice Christmas Gift 🙂

  5. ShirleyMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 11:28am PST

    It would be a nice gift for a child – to raise their awareness

  6. Jeff MacLeodMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 11:33am PST

    Would love to get this. Great idea for a gift.

  7. JackieMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 12:02pm PST

    Spirit Bears are so beautiful…I’d love to share this adoption kit with my boys.

  8. TatianaMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 12:02pm PST

    Beautiful! I’ve already adopted a Lynx and an Orangutan.

  9. jenniferMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 12:13pm PST

    great gift idea!!

  10. RenfrewMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 12:27pm PST

    My kids love animals and would be great adoptive parents!

  11. JoniMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 12:31pm PST

    I ve bought a few for gifts I loooove them!!!

  12. Ron SmithMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 12:38pm PST

    Perfect timing…I know a little girl who would love this!!

  13. VSMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 12:39pm PST

    Great awareness post!

  14. JuliaMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 12:41pm PST

    Very cool post and prize!

  15. AnnaMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 12:44pm PST

    Yay! Promote conservation!

  16. Elizabeth BMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 12:50pm PST

    I know exactly who would love this…very adorable!

  17. MeganMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 1:00pm PST

    I would love this, going to go buy one as a Christmas gift.

  18. AnneMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 1:21pm PST

    Would make a great gift for one of the kids this year

  19. lucMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 1:37pm PST

    I’ve always wanted a teddy bear!

  20. HayleyMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 2:10pm PST

    Aw, that’s such a great gift.

  21. SamanthaMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 2:18pm PST

    This is a truly lovely giveaway

  22. lizMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 2:23pm PST

    This is a great cause and will give you a wonderful feeling to support it!

  23. Ashley ChowMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 2:33pm PST

    What a great idea! And the bear is so darn cute!

  24. Caitlin EnrightMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 3:02pm PST

    So happy that they’ve created this kit. What a beautiful animal.

  25. JulieMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 3:16pm PST

    Great gift!

  26. Vanessa WMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 3:28pm PST

    I heard about the spirit bear on TED. Great talk, great prize!

  27. DebraMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 3:42pm PST

    I had no idea that the bear was BC’s designated animal. Nor did I know that the WWF had adoption kits!

  28. brianne sheppardMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 3:43pm PST

    The spirit bear is very cool.. and we live in Kamloops, and just got a Kermode in our local wildlife park (Clover!) My son is dying to meet him but we have to wait unitl spring!

  29. SanazMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 4:32pm PST

    Very cute prize pack!

  30. ShelleyMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 5:01pm PST

    How Wonderful!

  31. DeniseMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 7:51pm PST

    My daughter would love this

  32. AlexMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 8:49pm PST

    Truly good cause!

  33. LindaMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 8:55pm PST

    My niece would love the Kermode bear plush toy.

  34. GaryMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 9:34pm PST

    My son would love this

  35. AnnaMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 9:38pm PST

    great gift, and so cute

  36. CyndiMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 9:39pm PST

    Such a majestic animal

  37. SandyMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 9:40pm PST

    my grandson would love this

  38. ChrisMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 9:51pm PST

    Kermode is Cool

  39. Cindy SmithMonday, November 5th, 2012 — 10:02pm PST

    OMG this contest is a sign! My 11 year old daughter has been talking my ear off about this for weeks. I promised her I would look into it and she has been getting books out of the library on Spirit bears ever since. This is the perfect prize!

  40. JenniferTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 5:02am PST

    This is on the Christmas list this year!

  41. Kimberly R.Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 7:11am PST

    what a cool giveaway, thanks for the chance.

  42. Marlene VTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 8:36am PST

    I would love to win this for my niece — she would love it!

  43. DeidreTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 8:41am PST


  44. KelseyTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 10:25am PST

    What a wonderful idea, I’d love to win this to give away at my office party

  45. StephanieTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 10:28am PST

    Ahhhhh so cute. Would love to give this as a christmas gift.

  46. KyrieTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 12:35pm PST

    Amazing gift idea for the holidays! As a society we definitely don’t need any more “things”, and this is such a wonderful way to give back.

  47. Bob LovelessTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 12:42pm PST

    The Kermode bear is rare and precious and one of the main reasons why an oil pipeline must never go through the Great Bear Rainforest!

  48. KaitlynTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 12:45pm PST

    I am very much against the pipeline project it’s a waste of money and it can possibly endanger the rare species of bear. Which in my opinion, should stop the project right there. But not to big corporate companies who are as heartless as villians in movies and video games. I would much rather keep the natural wonders of the Canadian rainforest which is home to this rare bear!!

    Cute Bear, I would love winning this!!Either for myself or for a relative. Great idea!!

  49. AshleeTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 1:29pm PST

    I would LOVE this little guy! The Great Bear is such an important project and the Spirit bear is part of that. I need this little dude in my life he is so cute. PLEASE pick me!!!

  50. Jenn KTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 1:31pm PST

    Great gift!

  51. Ryan cheyneTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 1:32pm PST

    This would make a fantastic and thoughtful gift!

  52. Adina H.Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 1:35pm PST

    I love WWF adoption kits. They’re a great way to share nature education/awareness with children.

  53. WallyTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 1:47pm PST

    I’d love to win these for my nieces too.

  54. CorinaTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 2:02pm PST

    Great giveaway idea – a fantastic cause… love the WWF 🙂

  55. m petersTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 2:13pm PST

    Love these animal kits! Such a good cause!

  56. SamanthaTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 2:14pm PST

    This particular species is rare.. and I still dont think poachers should get away with stealing the native’s animals and selling them to the black market. It makes me so mad when people used to stop by and ask if they could shoot our black bears or deer.. I sure warded that man off! hehe

  57. Kim RideoutTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 2:43pm PST

    I love the adoptions…. started giving them to my nieces and nephew for birthdays. They love getting “stuffed animals that help protect real animals”. Great giveaway!

  58. Kerri SnoddyTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 3:04pm PST

    This is a great new edition to your series of adoption kits! Especially in the light of the Northern Gateway Pipleline issue and the dangers of it to species like the Kermode Bear.

  59. Kaylee LTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 3:15pm PST

    Kermode bears are so cool! And I love giveaways 🙂 Thanks!

  60. CharleneTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 3:16pm PST


  61. KrissyTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 4:14pm PST

    I love the Spirit Bear. I would give this to my nephews!

  62. robert staceyTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 4:36pm PST

    awwwwwwwwwwwww way too cute

  63. JenniferTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 4:46pm PST

    This is a great gift idea!

  64. DanaTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 6:16pm PST

    That is one kewt plushie! (n_n)

  65. BalTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 7:32pm PST

    my grandson would love this

  66. Fiona MullinsTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 7:36pm PST

    This is a great gift idea!

  67. Caroline MorinTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 8:16pm PST

    What a great gift for any animal lover. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

  68. KimTuesday, November 6th, 2012 — 10:24pm PST

    What a fantastic gift idea!

  69. maryWednesday, November 7th, 2012 — 2:01am PST

    What a wonderful gift! 🙂

  70. dannyWednesday, November 7th, 2012 — 7:51am PST

    this is a perfect Xmas gift

  71. SerenaWednesday, November 7th, 2012 — 9:53am PST

    Aww they get cuter every year! I always want to adopt them all

  72. KirstieWednesday, November 7th, 2012 — 12:28pm PST

    So excited for this new edition! My favourite conservation organization by far! 🙂

  73. iainWednesday, November 7th, 2012 — 12:37pm PST

    the gift that keeps on giving…

  74. Albert ChowWednesday, November 7th, 2012 — 8:10pm PST

    Great Mascot !

  75. Jacqueline CooleyWednesday, November 7th, 2012 — 10:54pm PST

    Great giveaway! My daughter wuld LOVE this!

  76. Jacqueline CooleyWednesday, November 7th, 2012 — 10:56pm PST

    tweeted! https://twitter.com/Cylence/status/266433889185198081

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  77. Jake SmithWednesday, November 7th, 2012 — 11:26pm PST

    Would make a great Christmas gift!

  78. AmieWednesday, November 7th, 2012 — 11:58pm PST

    I recently sponsored a river otter from Critter Care Wildlife Society in Langley BC.
    This sounds like an amazing gift and it feels good to give too!

  79. DilaraThursday, November 8th, 2012 — 2:09am PST

    Very cute! I know just the person to gift this to.

  80. MarinaThursday, November 8th, 2012 — 9:17am PST

    I’m always looking for gifts that help charities – would love to give this to my nephew for xmas!

  81. CarolThursday, November 8th, 2012 — 11:10am PST

    This is a great cause. Would love to win.

  82. Cindy KThursday, November 8th, 2012 — 12:55pm PST

    What a nice prize!

  83. MagThursday, November 8th, 2012 — 1:51pm PST

    What a meaningful gift.

  84. AlexThursday, November 8th, 2012 — 2:23pm PST

    I am donating to a charity each Christmas. This seems to be the one this year, especially when you get a Kermode Bear this cute. Way to go!

  85. JanThursday, November 8th, 2012 — 4:25pm PST

    Kermode me

  86. BillThursday, November 8th, 2012 — 7:58pm PST

    love this!

  87. HarvThursday, November 8th, 2012 — 8:00pm PST

    want this for my nephew

  88. NicoleFriday, November 9th, 2012 — 12:17pm PST

    amazing idea!

  89. AmyFriday, November 9th, 2012 — 6:39pm PST

    Great gift idea!

  90. AnnFriday, November 9th, 2012 — 9:43pm PST

    Too cute what a great cause!!

  91. Mike GismondiSaturday, November 10th, 2012 — 4:20am PST

    Great giveaway!

  92. Angela griffinSaturday, November 10th, 2012 — 4:22am PST

    Great prize

  93. JenSaturday, November 10th, 2012 — 8:03am PST

    Great gift ideas and awesome way to stir more awareness!

  94. CatharineSaturday, November 10th, 2012 — 11:32am PST

    Great giveaway. I love this

  95. Brenda PentonSaturday, November 10th, 2012 — 6:30pm PST

    Great cause! Thank you for bringing awareness to this!

  96. RebeccaSaturday, November 10th, 2012 — 8:58pm PST

    Great idea!

  97. Elizabeth BaileySunday, November 11th, 2012 — 9:04am PST

    Awesome giveaway. If I win I’ll probably have to buy one for each of the kids they’re sooooo cute.

  98. TracySunday, November 11th, 2012 — 6:14pm PST

    That is super adorable. Great idea for a gift!

  99. TiffanySunday, November 11th, 2012 — 6:21pm PST

    Me too! So cute. What a great Christmas gift idea.

  100. RobertaSunday, November 11th, 2012 — 7:33pm PST

    great way to get people to think of the big picture at I time in the year where Christmas tunnel vision is setting in

  101. kelseyMonday, November 12th, 2012 — 10:06am PST

    what a nice gift 🙂

  102. Heather AMonday, November 12th, 2012 — 10:33am PST

    The WWF does such great work and this would make a wonderful gift for Christmas.

  103. JenaMonday, November 12th, 2012 — 10:37am PST

    I would love to win this wonderful prize!

  104. RubyMonday, November 12th, 2012 — 1:44pm PST

    great cause and so cute!

  105. GurjMonday, November 12th, 2012 — 1:46pm PST

    I’d love to win this for my son

  106. MelanieMonday, November 12th, 2012 — 3:44pm PST

    This is always a great gift! Good idea!

  107. BerniceMonday, November 12th, 2012 — 7:49pm PST

    I have received an adopted polar bear and at least two baby elephants whose mother has been poached.. a great gift and I also got a sea creature but cannot think of its name !
    I love receiving and giving gifts of nature

  108. AmritTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 11:52am PST

    Great gift idea! And the bear is so cute!

  109. Ray MaddlyTuesday, November 13th, 2012 — 8:06pm PST

    Would make a great gift.

  110. CGSaturday, November 17th, 2012 — 3:44pm PST

    What a beautiful idea. I can’t think of a more meaningful gift, and what a great way to teach our children about what’s really important at Christmas!

  111. Laura Lee PetsnickThursday, December 6th, 2012 — 3:50pm PST

    When I was a child I wanted to live with the apes. Now as an adult I’ll settle for adopting one from here!

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