African penguins swimming in kelp forest exhibit.
AFRICA ROCKS

Penguin Cam

AFRICAN PENGUINS...
AND FRIENDS

You're watching a live stream of 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.

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BREAKFAST AT PENGUINS

Visit the Zoo before it opens to enjoy a buffet breakfast while you watch our African penguins waddle, swim, and play!
Get the details about Breakfast at Penguins here ▸

African penguin standing in front of long beach grass.
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