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Day and Night
From 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time, you're watching the live cam while it's daytime in San Diego. While it's dark, from 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. we rebroadcast that morning's stream.
You're watching African penguins at the big, new Dan & Vi McKinney Penguin Habitat in Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks. You might also spot some of their pool mates, leopard sharks. But don't worry, the two species get along swimmingly!
Our flock of African penguins can be seen in the big, new Cape Fynbos habitat at the San Diego Zoo’s Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks. The spacious Penguin Beach features a cobblestone beach, nesting areas, and rockwork that mimics the granite boulders found at Boulders Beach in South Africa—along with a 200,000-gallon pool with depths up to 13 feet, and underwater viewing.
As one of the most endangered types of penguin, these little birds need your help! Their numbers have declined by 60 percent in the last 28 years. The African penguins at the Zoo are just the beginning of a large flock that we hope to have over the next couple of years, and start breeding this species. It is important for people to learn about this endearing species.
Penguins & Friends Tour
This tour includes a great view of our African penguin colony with special private viewing of the penguin beach and nesting area. You'll get the inside scoop on how we care for these unique birds, and learn how we are working to conserve them in the wild. Enjoy other unique animal experiences as you tour the Zoo with one of our knowledgeable guides!
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