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Congratulations to Durban the African blackfooted penguin, who turns 21 today! He’s the oldest of our penguins, and is about to celebrate his 12th year with us. In the wild, this species only lives 10-15 years. At zoos and aquariums, they can live to be in their 30s!
How much do our animals eat? On average, 305 pounds a day—nearly 56 tons a year! The Outer Bay animals take the most food, roughly 200 pounds of squid, four times a week. Our blackfooted penguins eat smelts—15 pounds, twice a day, and our invertebrates slurp 50 pounds of krill shakes a week!
Hey, is that a penguin on your pumpkin? We created five great sea creature stencils to use this Halloween, including a penguin, seahorse, sea turtle and hammerhead shark. Print one and give it a try!
What do our African blackfooted penguins do for fun? In this photo, Tola plays with some plastic hoops in an “enrichment” activity—one of many designed to keep our animals stimulated and healthy. You can see them in the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Splash Zone exhibit!