This webcam gives you a sneak peek into Penguin Point, the Aviary's African penguin exhibit. African penguins, also known as jackass penguins, are native to South Africa and live in a climate similar to Pittsburgh: cold in the winter, warm in the summer. The Aviary's exhibit currently features a colony of 16 penguins: Bette, Bo, Diana, Dottie, Elvis, Kaden, Kristen, Owen, Patrick, Preston, Sidney, Simon, Stanley, Spencer, TJ, and Tribby. They share their exhibit with two South African shelducks: Patty and Selma.

As part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP), we have one recommended breeding pair, Kristen and Owen, which will hopefully produce offspring in the near future.

For more information about the Aviary's Penguin Point exhibit, visit our Penguin Point webpage. For information about the AZA's Species Survival Plan, click here.



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The National Aviary is working to ensure that a healthy population of African penguins and other critically endangered birds remain through our participation in the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan breeding program. Please help the National Aviary continue its work with African penguins as well as other threatened and endangered birds.