Busch Gardens announced that they’ll be celebrating Penguin Awareness Day in a great way – with the celebration of three new baby chicks, new experiences for guests and more!
In Penguin Point – three new chicks have joined the colony, hatching on December 28, 30 and January 10. The birds are presently under the care of adult penguin pairs with frequent check-ups from Busch Gardens’ veterinarians and keepers.
In addition to the three newest arrivals, the group of four hatchlings from the fall are growing fast and thriving during the park’s most successful hatchling season in history. The older chicks can be frequently found swimming and splashing at Penguin Point. As a special treat for park guests for Penguin Awareness Day, visitors are invited to the Animal Care Center to meet one of these chicks on January 19 and 20.
Penguin Awareness Day is observed on January 20 each year with the goal of bringing awareness to the threats penguin populations experience across the world, including environmental issues like climate change and habitat loss. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is home to African penguins, a warm-weather penguin species that is endangered in the wild.
To learn more and to reserve a spot at the Penguin Insider Tour, visit BuschGardens.Com/Tampa.