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Zoos and Aquariums with Penguins

Want to see penguins without travelling the world. There are many great displays of penguins in zoos and aquariums, and likely to be one near you. Here is a list of zoos with penguins that I know about.

Penguins at Henry Vilas Zoo
Blackfoot Penguins (Spheniscus demersus) at Henry Vilas Zoo.

Zoos and Aquariums

USA

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, California, USA

  • Blackfoot Penguins - Spheniscus demersus

California Academy of Sciences Steinhart Aquarium, San Francisco, California, USA

  • Blackfoot Penguins - Spheniscus demersus

San Francisco Zoo, San Francisco, California, USA

  • Magellanic Penguin - Spheniscus magellanicus

Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  • King Penguin - Aptenodytes patagonicus
  • Rockhopper Penguin - Eudyptes chrysocome
  • Chinstrap Penguin - Pygoscelis antarctica

Henson Robinson Zoo, Springfield, Illinois, USA

  • Blackfoot Penguins - Spheniscus demersu

Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  • Gentoo Penguin - Pygoscelis papua
  • Rockhopper Penguin - Eudyptes chrysocome

New England Aquarium, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  • Rockhopper Penguin - Eudyptes chrysocome
  • Blackfoot Penguins - Spheniscus demersus

Detroit Zoo, Detroit, Michigan, USA

  • King Penguin - Aptenodytes patagonicus
  • Rockhopper Penguin - Eudyptes chrysocome
  • Macaroni Penguin - Eudyptes chrysolophus

Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

  • King Penguin - Aptenodytes patagonicus
  • Gentoo Penguin - Pygoscelis papua
  • Rockhopper Penguin - Eudyptes chrysocome
  • Humboldt Penguin - Spheniscus humboldti

Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

  • King Penguin - Aptenodytes patagonicus
  • Gentoo Penguin - Pygoscelis papua
  • Rockhopper Penguin - Eudyptes chrysocome
  • Fairy (or Little, or Blue) Penguin - Eudyptula minor

Russell B. Aitken Sea Bird Colony at the Bronx Zoo, Bronx, New York, USA

  • Magellanic Penguin - Spheniscus magellanicus

Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse, New York, USA

  • Humboldt Penguin - Spheniscus humboldti

Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

  • Blackfoot Penguins - Spheniscus demersus

Erie Zoo, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

  • Blackfoot Penguins - Spheniscus demersus

Knoxville Zoo, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

  • Blackfoot Penguins - Spheniscus demersus

Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

  • Blackfoot Penguins - Spheniscus demersus

Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

  • Blackfoot Penguins - Spheniscus demersus

Australia

Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW, Australia

  • Fairy (or Little, or Blue) Penguin - Eudyptula minor

Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

  • Fairy (or Little, or Blue) Penguin - Eudyptula minor

Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

  • King Penguin - Aptenodytes patagonicus
  • Gentoo Penguin - Pygoscelis papua

United Kingdom

Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol, England

  • Blackfoot Penguins - Spheniscus demersus

Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • King Penguin - Aptenodytes patagonicus

Penguins in the Wild

Australia

Phillip Island Nature Park Very controlled viewing conditions of the Fairy Penguin (Eudyptula minor) ensure that peguins are not harmed or distured by the many visitors that drive from Melbourne to view the nightly Penguin Parade.

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