The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is currently displaying one of its most popular species, African penguins. Chris Loynd, the Aquarium’s marketing director stated, “It’s been two years since we last displayed penguins and we frequently still have visitors asking when or if they’ll ever be back, So we’re very excited to offer this special limited-time exhibit.”
On Saturday’s and Sunday’s, a special add-on behind-the-scenes penguin program will be offered. In the 30-minute experience, 15 participants go “backstage” to learn how the Aquarium cares for the penguins and to view a feeding.
Jack Schneider, the Aquarium’s curator of animals, said the African penguins will be an excellent complement to The Maritime Aquarium’s other current special exhibits, which also feature animals from the Africa continent: “Africa: From the Desert to the Sea” and “Meerkats.”