The Aquarium is a proud participant in the Species Survival Plan for the African penguin, Spheniscus demersus. Through captive breeding, monitored by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Audubon ensures that this species of penguin will survive for future generations to love and treasure.
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Conservation comes in many forms. It’s a simple act like recycling a soda can or changing a light bulb. It’s as complex as mapping out a genetic history for a threatened animal species. It’s as joyous as the birth of a young animal, and as sobering as watching a species dwindle down to extinction.
At Audubon Nature Institute, everything we do comes back to conservation. We want to instill in our visitors an appreciation for the natural world around us so that together, we can make a difference for the world’s wildlife. We want to pioneer innovative partnerships that make our efforts stronger. We will measure our success by the number of species whose numbers are increasing rather than declining.