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How We Help African Penguins in the Wild

African penguins are one of five out of the 18 species of penguins that are endangered. In Play Park, you can find the Magellanic penguins at our newly renovated Tuxedo Coast habitat. This is a least concern species that we use as an ambassador to help support the African penguins. Over the last century, human ocean activity has increased including the transportation of oil. South Africa has experienced five of the world’s 50 major recorded oil spills, making the country one of th... Read More
Posted by Emily Long at 12/22/22

Do All Porcupines Have Prehensile Tails?

With an oversized nose that feels like a marshmallow when booped, the prehensile-tailed porcupine stands out in the porcupine family. Like all the other 56 species of porcupines, the prehensile-tailed porcupine has quills for defense against predators, but few species are as skilled at climbing. Fifteen of the 16 New World porcupine have a prehensile tail. Unlike some of their cousins, this species can grasp and hold on to branches with all four feet as well as their tail. Like a fifth h... Read More
at 12/22/22