55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA
Regular Hours:


9:30 am – 5:00 pm


11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Members' Hours:


8:30 – 9:30 am


10:00 – 11:00 am

Please note: The Academy will be closing at 3:00 pm on 10/24 (final entry at 2:00 pm). We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Live Penguin Cams 

February 26, 2011

African penguin Feeding: Feed Times Are Changing


Hello to our avid penguin feed watchers and to our first time viewers. We have normally fed our birds at 10:30am and at 3:30pm. However, we are now changing the feed times as of Monday 28 February 2011. The feed times will permanently change to 10:30am and 3:00pm. African penguins feed on two types of fish in the wild (anchovies and sardines) and we simulate their diet at the Academy by offering sustainably caught herring and capelin. We also supplement our fish with vitamins on a daily basis; including vitamin B-1, E and a multi-vitamin. For the first time in years we are making a small change to their feeding routine. I expect this will not be noticed by the colony, but we will monitor their food consumption as we always do. Visit us in person or on-line to watch our biologists educate our visitors and feed the birds.-Pamela Schaller

Filed under: CAS Penguin Colony — Penguins @ 5:55 pm