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The Roger Tory Peterson Penguin Exhibit offers above- and below-water viewing for more than 25 resident African penguins. Watch them interact on the exhibit’s beach, then head below to the underwater viewing windows, where you get an up-close look at the birds swimming and socializing.
The Plight of the Penguins
Over the last six years, the world’s African penguin population has decreased by an alarming 60 percent. In October 2010, the species was listed endangered under the Endangered Species Act and the African penguins at Mystic Aquarium are helping their relatives across the world. They play an integral role in the African Penguin Species Survival Plan, and the aquarium staff’s work with them is helping researchers better understand penguins in the wild.
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