Cute Alert! Our penguin cams are now available on a variety of devices. See a live view of our African penguin exhibit anywhere, anytime with Pocket Penguins.
Help us show some love for our colony of African penguins! Join us for a special Valentine's Day treat as we offer our penguins heart-shaped tokens of affection.
African penguins normally make nests by burrowing and collecting any available material to line their nests—today, that includes felt valentines. They are collected mostly by male birds, then offered to the females or placed in nests to encourage breeding. As novel items, the hearts help reinforce the penguins' couple bonds. Enrichment activities like this are done frequently by biologists to keep the Academy’s penguin colony engaged.
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