Committed to penguin care
Shedd is home to two species of penguin: rockhopper and Magellanic. Besides their coloring and size, you might be able to tell them apart by how they move! Magellanics waddle, just how you think a penguin would, while rockhoppers are more likely to hop or bounce from place to place instead, just like their name suggests.
“I enjoy building the relationships. When I go out to the exhibit, several birds run over to me and want attention and tactile. That’s a highlight for me.”Lana Vanagasem, manager of marine mammals
Saving endangered penguins
Rescued African penguin chicks need to be fed up to six times a day! See how Shedd’s Animal Response Team assists SANCCOB’s annual work to rescue abandoned African penguin chicks.
Meet the penguins
From wildly crested rockhoppers to fast-swimming Magellanics, meet the penguins that call Shedd Aquarium home.