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The Aquarium Welcomes New Penguin Resident

The Florida Aquarium is excited to announce its newest African penguin resident Kini who now calls the Aquarium home. Kini was hatched at The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and is 7 years old. This makes her now the youngest penguin resident at The Florida Aquarium. Kini came to the Aquarium to be a mate for our male African penguin Pebles,  who was previously our only penguin without a mate. The Aquarium now has 10 African penguins, which you can see on the Aquarium pathway in the Mosaic Center, or by purchasing a Penguin Backstage Pass at Guest Services upon arrival to the Aquarium. This 20 minute interaction gets you up close and personal with our penguins and allows you to  learn more about the species, see them swim in their pool, get fed and allows you to get some awesome pictures with the animals. Learn more about this experience at 


About The Florida Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium actively participates in and promotes stewardship of the natural environment as part of our mission of conservation. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, The Florida Aquarium provides an opportunity to see over 8,000 aquatic and terrestrial animals, explore complex ecosystems, look for wild dolphins in Tampa Bay, play at the Splash Pad and more! Ranked #2 Aquarium in North America in a recent USA TODAY’S 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, the aquarium is more than a must-see attraction, The Florida Aquarium is working to protect and restore our blue planet on many conservation fronts, including research and rescue efforts that help restore Florida’s sea turtle and coral populations and to ensure that sharks continue to swim our seas. In August of 2019, The Florida Aquarium, in partnership with Project Coral, became the first to successfully spawn critically endangered pillar coral in a laboratory. To learn more, follow us on social media at @floridaaquarium and visit



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