Adventure Aquarium Highlights Global Conservation, At-Risk Animals on Endangered Species Day

May 20, 2022

CAMDEN, N.J. (May 20, 2022) – Today marks Endangered Species Day, and as a three-decades-long accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Adventure Aquarium is committed to maintaining the absolute highest standard of animal care and exhibition, providing top-level care to a slate of different species, including those that are both at-risk and critically endangered.

“As home to several threatened and critically endangered species, Adventure Aquarium is dedicated to providing best-in-class animal care to some of the world’s most vulnerable creatures,” said Adventure Aquarium Manager of Collections & Conservation, Liz Hann. “In addition to our in-house animal care, we work tirelessly to encourage our guests to practice environmentally-responsible behaviors and do what they can to support impactful conservation efforts.”

According to The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species, more than 40,000 species are threatened with extinction, putting upwards of 28% of the Earth’s species at risk. Adventure Aquarium is home to several of these vulnerable and endangered species, including:

  • Great hammerhead shark (critically endangered)
  • Pancake tortoise (critically endangered)
  • Yellow-naped Amazon parrot (critically endangered)
  • African penguin (endangered)
  • Green sea turtle (endangered)
  • Axolotl (critically endangered)
  • Golden poison dart frog (endangered)
  • Banggai cardinalfish (endangered)
  • Loggerhead sea turtle (vulnerable)

In addition to the dedicated care provided to their resident animals, Adventure Aquarium is committed to conserving the natural habitats from which their host of creatures originate in the wild. As part of their ongoing conservation efforts, Adventure Aquarium staff participate in several events every year to give back to the environment and support causes crucial to maintaining the diversity of our planet’s species.

Earlier this year, the Aquarium also announced the launch of the Adventure Aquarium ACTS conservation fund, aiming to raise and donate more than $30,000 to conservation efforts locally and around the world. Those who wish to support the cause can make a donation to Adventure Aquarium ACTS.

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Adventure Aquarium is home to more than 15,000 aquatic animals exhibited throughout two million gallons of water and offers unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences like up-close animal encounters, the largest collection of sharks in the Northeast, and the longest shark bridge in the world. Some of the Aquarium’s most unique residents include Anchor, the great hammerhead shark, a colony of endangered African penguins, and our Nile beauties Button and Genny – the only hippos in the world to be exhibited at an aquarium. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for more than 30 years, Adventure Aquarium is held to the highest standards in animal care and exhibition. For more information or to plan your visit, go to


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