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African Black-Footed Penguin

They’re cute. They walk funny. They’re flightless. But these little guys sure can swim. They’re African Penguins and you can find them at their 17,000 gallon oasis known as Penguin Island at Adventure Aquarium, where you can watch them swim, frolic and dive by our underwater viewing window. 

Standing about 12 inches high, African Penguins can eat up to 20% of their body weight in just one sitting and are one of 17 penguin species worldwide. Of those 17 species, only 7 live where it’s cold and African Penguins are NOT one of them! They prefer more moderate climates. As such – it’s somewhat surprising to people that of ALL penguins live south of the Equator. 

Interested in a more interactive experience with our penguins? Check out our Positively Penguins Adventure. You and up to three friends can take a tour of our penguin house to see how our biologists care for, feed, and train our penguins. Plus you get up close with these adorable animals. The Adventure also includes a photo, t-shirt and memories worth a lifetime. For more information about this new Adventure, be sure to contact our sales office at 800-616-5297.