In 1930, there were an estimated 1,000,000 breeding pairs of African Penguins.
By 1956, all but 14% of that original population had disappeared. In 1980, 7% was left. In 2007, 4% was left. In 2012, only 2% of the healthy breeding population of 1,000,000 pairs of African Penguins was left in the world. This trend currently shows no signs of reversing. Learn what your Toledo Zoo is doing to help.
You can support the Zoo’s efforts by adopting a penguin today!