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photo credit: Justin Andelin
Each penguin can be identified by a different dot pattern of feathers on its chest. A colored band is added on the wing for quicker identification.
photo credit: Justin Andelin
Penguins have thousands of tiny, shiny waterproof feathers that keep their skin dry.
photo credit: Justin Andelin
Our penguins are fed fish supplimented with vitamins and salt tablets.
photo credit: Justin Andelin
Young penguins obtain their adult plumage after their first molt.
photo credit: Justin Andelin
Penguins lose all their feathers during a molt each year.

 

Learn about our African penguins at the 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily feedings. Join in our keeper question and answer sessions.
Contrary to popular belief, most penguins live in warm climates. Out of the 17 penguin species, 12 live in warm climates, including the African penguins.
Under water, penguins can hold their breath for up to 2 1/2 minutes, and reach short bursts of speed of up to 25 mph, and depths up to 114 feet..