In 2018, Turtle Back Zoo became the home for a flock of African penguins in the Shores of Africa exhibit. Their presence at Turtle Back Zoo is both fun for families and important to their population; their exhibit was designed to encourage breeding in this endangered species. While the penguins partake in this program to aid the growth of their population, their exhibit also provides educational opportunities, enabling us to understand the effect of humans on their global population.
Our commitment to African penguins continues offsite, through a platinum level donation made by the Zoological Society of New Jersey in support of SAFE (Saving Animals from Extinction) and their three-year plan to protect the remaining wild population. These funds assist SAFE in addressing the causes of population decline, from more immediate disasters such as oil spills and habitat degradation to continuing issues such as overfishing and nest destruction. The Zoological Society of New Jersey is proudly committed to the highest-ranked pledge in hopes that the three-year plan positively effects the endangered African penguin population.
Every membership purchase and donation help to grow our global fund so we may continue our pledge to conservation both locally and abroad.
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Become a Member of Turtle Back Zoo or Donate to the Zoological Society of New Jersey.
 “Shores of Africa.” Turtle Back Zoo, Zoological Society of New Jersey, 2021, https://turtlebackzoo.com/discover/shores-of-africa/.
 “Making the World Safe for Endangered Animals.” Omaha Zoo Foundation, Omaha Zoo Foundation, 29 June 2019, https://www.omahazoofoundation.org/news/detail/making-the-world-safe-for-endangered-animals.