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HUMBOLDT PENGUINS

one big feathered family

HUMBOLDT PENGUINS

one big feathered family

overview

Penguin Coast at the Aquarium of Niagara is home to our colony of 14 Humboldt penguins. Penguins are highly social animals, and watching these playful birds interact is like watching a sitcom play out in front of you! Come observe their individual personalities, and match the mated pairs (hint: they have the same-colored wing bands). 

Speniscus humboldti 

  • Diet: Fish (anchovy and sardines) 
  • Range: Peru and Chile 
  • Conservation: IUCN Vulnerable 

The Aquarium helps ensure the long-term survival of Humboldt penguins through a Species Survival Plan® (SSP). We work with other accredited zoos and aquariums to breed and transfer penguins between facilities, which helps us collectively maintain a healthy, genetically-diverse population under human care.

 

meet the colony

Araya

Hatched: 18/02/1992

Partner: N/A

Color: Yellow

Blanca

Hatched: 16/03/2015

Partner: PJ Jr.

Color: Tan

Burgess

Hatched: 20/12/2000

Partner: Tux

Color: Blue

Cusco

Hatched: 05/04/2022

Partner: N/A

Color: Pink

Desi

Hatched: 15/02/2014

Partner: N/A

Color: Green/White

Gannon

Hatched: 17/01/2016

Partner: Ignacio (Iggy)

Color: Green

Ignacio (Iggy)

Hatched: 19/02/2014

Partner: Gannon

Color: Green

Jules

Hatched: 15/04/2020

Partner: N/A

Color: Black/Pink

Mario

Hatched: 26/02/2004

Partner: Montaña (Monty)

Color: Red

Montaña (Monty)

Hatched: 25/04/2006

Partner: Mario

Color: Red

Niño

Hatched: 12/03/2016

Partner: N/A

Color: Purple/White

PJ Jr.

Hatched: 20/04/2013

Partner: Blanca

Color: Tan

PT

Hatched: 03/04/2022

Partner: N/A

Color: Orange

Smitty

Hatched: 18/04/2020

Partner: N/A

Color: Black/Yellow

PENGUIN ENCOUNTER

ready to meet a humboldt penguin?

Waddle behind-the-scenes for a special meet-and-greet and learn more about these fascinating Peruvian birds. 

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