June Keyes Penguin Habitat
Get up-close with twenty Magellanic Penguins both above and below the water in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat.
Lorikeet Forest, June Keyes Penguin Habitat, and Shorebird Sanctuary are currently closed to protect our animals from avian (bird) flu.
The exhibit is home to twenty Magellanic Penguins and includes a crawl-in space, allowing you to feel as if you are in the exhibit with the animals.
Exhibit panels and interactive touch screens provide information about penguins and issues that are affecting their survival in the wild. The exhibit features a rocky area and beach that resembles the penguins’ natural habitat, a pool for swimming, and nesting areas. Life-sized models of penguins representing other species are also on display in the exhibit area.
More to Explore
When we think of penguins, we often picture ice and snow. But only a few species of penguins live in Antarctica and withstand that continent’s coldest temperatures. Most penguins in the world—ten out of seventeen species—live in temperate areas and never see ice or snow.
While it’s difficult to distinguish one Magellanic Penguin from another, Aquarium visitors will be able to tell who’s who by looking at the penguins’ color-coded and name-labeled ID tags on their wings.
Webcam: Penguin Habitat
See our penguins live 24 hours a day in our above water penguin cam, courtesy of explore.org.
Webcam: Penguin Habitat Underwater
See our penguins live 24 hours a day in our below water penguin cam, courtesy of explore.org.
Magellanic Penguin Story Map
Interactively explore where each of our Magellanic Penguins came from while also learning about their individual personalities.