Penguins in Paradise

Penguins in Paradise

Exciting news! The Penguins in Paradise traveling exhibit will now be extended until April 29, 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. 

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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.

Have you ever wanted to feed a penguin?
Book a Wild Encounter today to feed one of our penguin pals!

How you can help save penguins

Choosing Seafood Wisely

Learn how to be an informed consumer of seafood with Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation's Seafood Watch program. A simple dining choice can help preserve ocean life and your own health.

Seafood Choices Alliance

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Most states have recommendations about eating fish, especially for children and nursing mothers. Toxins including mercury, dioxins, and even DDT still remaining in the environment can build up in fish and then build up in our bodies. Find out about Florida's recommendations.