Taken from the Brookfield Zoo website:
The Living Coast, which recreates the west coast of South America, is home to about 30 Humboldt penguins. Brookfield Zoo is the headquarters for the coordinator of the Humboldt penguin Species Survival Plan (SSP). SSPs are cooperative breeding, education, and conservation programs between North American zoos. One goal of the Humboldt penguin SSP is to make sure that their populations in zoos is genetically healthy---that there are enough animals from different families around to breed with each other. The SSP coordinator monitors the health of the entire captive population, and makes recommendations to zoos about pairing birds for mating.
Photo taken May 10, 2010.
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