Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is pleased to welcome the pitter-patter of tiny webbed feet with the debut of Penguins in Paradise featuring four African penguins. Penguins in Paradise is a seasonal traveling exhibit that will be open through April 15, 2018. This is the first time that penguins have ever been on exhibit at Naples Zoo! Unlike their cousins in Antarctica, this African species thrives in a subtropical climate like that of sunny Naples, Florida. The special exhibit is included in regular Zoo admission.
Meet the Penguins!
African penguins are native to the rocky coastline and islands of South Africa. They are well-adapted to swimming and fishing in the waters off southern Africa. They eat anchovies, sardines and other small fish species. They are classified as “Endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, mainly due to the overfishing of their preferred food, mortalities from oil spills, and prior guano harvesting in nesting areas that still reduces chick survival. The Penguins in Paradise exhibit shares what the zoo is doing to help penguin species in the wild and how guests can help, too.
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