Denver Zoo opening new African penguin habitat

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After greater than 20 years, the zoo’s 18 penguins have left their earlier residence within the now-closed Bird World for the three-times bigger Pinnacol African Penguin Level.

DENVER — Denver Zoo is opening its new African penguin habitat on Thursday.

After greater than 20 years, the zoo’s 18 penguins have left their earlier residence within the now-closed Bird World for the three-times bigger Pinnacol African Penguin Level.

The brand new habitat, positioned simply contained in the zoo’s important entrance, is designed to encourage the birds to show their pure charismatic conduct, together with a ten,000-gallon pool, a number of burrows and nest packing containers, and a wide range of hardscape and pure substrates that mimic their homeland on Cape of Good Hope.

The zoo stated the habitat’s new design additionally enhances their well-being and can present new methods for company to view the birds, together with 40 toes of underwater viewing house, and day by day keeper talks and feedings within the close to future.

African penguins are endangered of their native vary on the southwestern coast of Africa as a result of air pollution, overfishing and different threats.

Most of the habitat’s penguins have been born on the Denver Zoo and have been cared for by their chook keepers. They first got here to the zoo greater than 20 years in the past, when members of the Zoo’s animal care staff traveled to South Africa to assist save 1000’s of oil-covered birds after a spill threatened their colony.

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