They waddle comically on land but swim gracefully in the water, all while dressed semi-formally in black-and-white attire.
They’re found in surprising places: not just Antarctica but in Africa and also at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, in “African Penguins,” a new special exhibit featuring a small colony of African penguins. They’re stealing hearts daily in an outdoor display on the Aquarium’s riverfront courtyard, with plenty of viewing windows above and below the water line.
Helpful ID signs help you tell who is who. Other displays give info about all 17 species of penguins and their conservation status.
The stars of the “African Penguins” exhibit came to Norwalk from The Great Plains Zoo in Sioux City, S.D. They'll be at The Maritime Aquarium until December 2010.
Like the “African Underwater Safari” exhibit, “African Penguins” is included with admission to The Maritime Aquarium.Nature & environment, Young people & children