CHICAGO (AP) — The public is getting its first peek at the penguins returning to Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.

The zoo is holding a grand opening for the new Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove on Thursday. The $7 million exhibit is home to 12 African penguins.

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These penguins are native to South Africa and endangered. The zoo says African penguin populations have been decimated by human impacts, including unsustainable fishing, egg-collecting and oil spills.

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The new space features a South African landscape, a pool and nesting areas camouflaged within exhibit rockwork.

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