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.READ MORE: COVID-19 UK Variant Cases Up 31% In Illinois In One Week; Still Stopped By Vaccine
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.READ MORE: Five Things We Know About The Adam Toledo Police Shooting Case
The new space features a South African landscape, a pool and nesting areas camouflaged within exhibit rockwork.MORE NEWS: Chicago Public Library Posts Archive Of Speeches By Mayor Harold Washington, Born 99 Years Ago Thursday
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