Meet the Colony

“It may be the waddling. Or their sophisticated tuxedos. Or perhaps it’s the fact that they are highly social and form long-term bonds. Whatever the reason, penguins have a knack for capturing our hearts. The Academy’s colony of African penguins does just that, while helping educate thousands of visitors a day about their fascinating biology and plight in the wild.”

Watch the California Academy of Sciences live penguin cam, and learn about the birds at the Academy and in the wild – as well as a cooperative effort among AZA-accredited institutions to protect the endangered African penguin. See more