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Vancouver Aquarium and Ocean Wise celebrated World Penguin Day on April 25.
To highlight these waddling animals, they held a special feature program with four of their African penguins. With these four being endangered in the wild, they are part of the aquarium’s Species Survival Program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA.) Since the early 1990s, 95% of African Penguins have disappeared.
The Vancouver Aquarium hosts a daily “Meet a Penguin” not only to enrich the visitor’s experience but to educate them on the challenges these animals face in the wild and how they can help.
A lack of food is one of the challenges penguins face in the wild where the aquarium encourages people to support ocean-friendly causes such as, sustainable seafood.
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