It’s official, the snowbirds have arrived! For the first time ever there are penguins in Naples.
Penguins in Paradise is a seasonal traveling exhibit at the Naples Zoo featuring four playful African Penguins. Unlike their cousins in Antarctica, this African species thrives in a subtropical climate like that of sunny Naples, Florida.
The exhibit also promotes awareness that these birds are classified as “Endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, mainly due to the overfishing of their preferred food, mortalities from oil spills, and prior guano harvesting in nesting areas that still reduces chick survival. As a result, the Penguins in Paradise exhibit shares what the zoo is doing to help penguin species in the wild and how guests can help, too.
Also, guests can book a Wild Encounter for $95-$105 and get an up-close tour and have the chance to feed the penguins. Minimum age to go on the experience is 12-years-old.
The special exhibit is included in regular Zoo admission. These birds are only in town until April 15.