January 9, 2015
Our African penguins are fascinating birds and a joy for all guests to visit while here at Georgia Aquarium. Guests of all ages watch in awe as the agile birds dive, swim and sometimes gracefully waddle over the habitat’s rocky terrain. We currently care for more than 40 African penguins in our Georgia-Pacific Cold Water Quest Gallery, but did you know their counterparts in the wild are facing harmful challenges such as oil spills, food shortages and habitat degradation?
Every year, an astonishing 182 million guests visit zoos and aquariums. We are honored to be able to inspire everyone who visits to care for the animals here at Georgia Aquarium as well as animals all over the Earth.
Did you also know that when you visit us at Georgia Aquarium you are helping anim als in the wild? Georgia Aquarium is a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to caring for animals. Proceeds from your ticket support further research and conservation efforts for African penguins and many other species, both here at home and in places like South Africa!
We hope you will join us Saturday, Jan. 17, for our annual Party with the Penguins event to continue learning about these waddle-tastic birds and celebrate Penguin Awareness Day. We’ll have trivia, Q&A sessions, penguin nest-building, prize giveaways and your chance to meet a real penguin! This event is free for annual pass members and complimentary for all guests with Aquarium admission.
Want to do more to support our conservation programs? Join the Caring Together Club, a special community of animal advocates who understand and support the work that Georgia Aquarium and the zoological community are doing for animals everywhere. You can sign up today via our newsletter preference center.
Visit our Animal Guide to learn more about African Penguins.