Seneca Park Zoo is home to a thriving colony of African penguins. Our Zoo is one of the top breeders of African penguins in the United States, therefore the number of individuals is always changing. Their habitat is outdoors along the Rocky Coasts.
African penguins are carnivorous, eating fish and crustaceans. They rely heavily on sardines and anchovies, which are being overfished by humans.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status
The biggest threats to African penguins are rising sea temperatures, overfishing, and oil spills.