This weekend, Oct. 12-13 is African Penguin Awareness Weekend at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh where special programs are being held to celebrate. The official day set worldwide for this special day is Oct. 12, 2013.
The National Aviary in Pittsburgh is home to Penguin Point, an open air exhibit where you can get an up close and personal view of African Penguins.
The Aviary’s Web site says the following about Penguin Point : “Penguin Point, presented by Trib Total Media, is home to the National Aviary’s 16 African Penguins. This $1.7 million immersive exhibit transports visitors to the rocky shores of South Africa to experience the sights, sounds (and smells!) of a real penguin colony.”
The day of my last visit was a cloudy one, making for perfect lighting conditions for the contrasty black and white birds. (please see below for more photos)
The Penguins all have names, Bette, Bo, Diana, Dottie, Elvis, Kaden, Kristen, Owen, Patrick, Preston, Sidney, Simon, Stanley, Spencer, TJ, and Tribby. According to the aviary, the penguins share their habitat with two South African shelducks: Patty and Selma. (One of the shelducks, a very beautiful bird, is shown in the photo at the bottom of this post.)
To see more photos taken at the National Aviary, please follow this link National Aviary in Pittsburgh
Would you like to take a look at what the Penguins are up to right now? The Aviary has a “Penguin Cam” which can be found at the following link National Aviary Penguin Cam.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope the rest of your day goes swimmingly! Rob
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9 responses to “Penguin Point at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh”
African penguins, who knew?! So cute!
I love penguins! How’d the goose meander in?
Its actually a duck, also from Africa. The biologist said they have the ducks there because that is what the penguins are used to in Africa.
Thats funny but at least they feel at home…….behind glass.
Showed these to my boy, a penguin fan.
Good deal Thanks for the comment
Showed this one too to my cousin’s daughter and now she wanted penguin for a pet 😮
One can’t help but be happy when one looks at a penguin. Thanks for brightening a gloomy old day.
Thanks Tish, they are very happy looking fellas, it is very dreary where I am too! cheers, rob