HABITATS & EXHIBITS

African Aquarium

Come on in. There’s something in the water! It’s a colony of black-footed penguins! These tuxedo-clad birds aren’t Antarctic/sub-Antarctic dwellers, but do come from a temperate region of southern Africa, so you won’t see any ice and snow in their home. In fact, it is usually a pleasant 70º in their exhibit. Walking on through the building, there’s more in the water – a big tank of cichlid fish. Behind the tank of fish, tortoises can be seen prowling. Weavers, turacos, plovers and African gray parrots enjoy the space along with a pair of rock hyrax. And there is a glimpse of what’s to come as an African lion is seen through the glass wall…

tortoise