You’ve Adopted a Booby!

Congratulations on winning the “booby” prize! You are now the proud foster parent of an endangered Blue-footed Booby.

A donation will be made in your name to support WWF’s global conservation efforts. Every adoption helps save endangered wildlife, protect fragile ecosystems, and build a future where people live in harmony with nature. Read all about the program by clicking here >

Enter your full name, email and what you want to name your Booby to receive an official Adoption Certificate, animal photo and fact card.

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    Blue-footed Booby Facts

    • HABITAT: Arid, tropical, and subtropical islands off the Pacific coast of South America
    • DIET: Fish
    • THREATS: Habitat loss, egg collecting
    • INTERESTING FACTS: Female blue-footed boobies often choose a mate with the brightest feet; the bluer the feet, the more attractive the mate.

    The blue-footed booby is on average 32 in. long and weighs 3lbs., with the female being slightly larger than the male. Its wings are long, pointed, and brown in color. The neck and head of the blue-footed booby are light brown with white streaks, while the belly and underside exhibit pure white plumage. Its eyes are placed on either side of its bill and oriented towards the front, enabling excellent binocular vision. Its eyes are a distinctive yellow, with the male having more yellow in its irises than the female. Blue-footed booby chicks have black beaks and feet and are clad in a layer of soft white down.