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Taylor Family Humboldt Penguin Exhibit

Located just inside the main Zoo entrance, this exhibit includes a 15,000-gallon freshwater tank that allows for underwater viewing.

Humboldt penguins
Humboldt penguin range

Feature Creature

Humboldt penguin

(Spheniscus humboldti)

Native to: Coastal regions of Peru and Chile
Primary Diet: Fish, squid and crustaceans
Adult Weight: 8 to 9 pounds
Status: Vulnerable
Humboldt penguins mate for life. They are extremely social animals and are often found in groups. They are also great swimmers and can reach speeds up to 20 miles per hour.