Penguin rehabilitationToday, January 20, is Penguin Awareness Day, so we thought we'd share some news with you! Earlier in January, two members of Shedd's animal care team (including Lana, pictured here) ventured to Cape Town, South Africa, to rehabilitate endangered African penguins.

The 500 penguins were abandoned or ill, but in partnership with the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) they're being given top-quality animal care and re-released in the wild.

We'll share more details about the process over the next few weeks, so stay tuned!



Penguin being cared for
Getting ready to re-release penguins
Shedd trainer with penguins
Penguins on coast