The Florida Aquarium in Tampa welcomed six new African penguins to its colony – a transition that’s gone smoothly.
The aquarium welcomed the newcomers as part of its mission to save species, like the African Penguin, from extinction. The species is named on the IUCN Red List.
“There is no better way to inspire empathy and action for these endangered species than by seeing animals up-close and learning their stories,” said Tim Binder, senior vice president of animal care and health. “But it doesn’t stop with our amazing conservation ambassadors, we are committed to increasing our involvement in scientific research and conservation initiatives.”
– Kelly Hayes, The Tampa Bay 100