For $10, you can adopt a Cenarion Hatchling non-combat pet in World of Warcraft and help Japan recover from last March’s devastating earthquake. 100% of the sale proceeds until July 31 will be donated to the American Red Cross’s Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief efforts.
Japan was hit by a record 9.0-magnitude tremblor in early March, causing destructive tsunamis that wiped whole towns off the map. “This support will enable the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support, and other assistance to victims of this disaster,” Blizzard said in its official announcement.
Once you purchase a Cenarion Hatchling at the Blizzard Store, you will receive an in-game code that unlocks the pet for all present and future characters in a single NA account. No word yet if this pet-for-a-cause will be available to EU accounts.
For those betting WoW Gold that the Cenarion Hatchling is an exact replica of the Hippogryph Hatchling pet, yes you win. The new antlered pet is a twin of the rare collectible that could only obtained from World of Warcraft Trading Card Game set, Heroes of Azeroth.
“He’s emerged from the forests of Azeroth to lend a helping talon to some friends in need,” says the company of the twin’s sudden appearance. Comparisons of both models (Cenarion on left and Hippogryph on right) can be seen below:
Hatchlings are becoming the most helpful creatures in Azeroth, with Blizzard using these companion pets to raise charity donations. Last year, Blizzard also sold the Moonkin Hatchling at the Pet Store for $10 and for a limited time donated 50% of all sale proceeds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which fulfills the wishes of children with terminal illnesses.