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Penguin Footprint Ornament

SKU: 400005217609

$29.99 $26.99 Member Price

Creating these one-of-a-kind works with their feet is a form of enrichment for the penguins. First, they stick out their feet (they have been trained to do this as part of the aquarium’s animal care program), and a trainer dabs non-toxic paint on them. and then the trainer brings the ornament to the penguin’s feet to capture their footprint. 

The round ceramic ornaments are three inches in diameter and feature one footprint. Available footprint colors are red, green, blue, purple and black against a white background.

A portion of the proceeds from each sale will go toward the aquarium’s many penguin conservation efforts here and across the world. Over the last eight years, the world’s African penguin population has decreased by 42 percent. The penguins at the aquarium play an integral role in the African Penguin Species Survival Plan, and the aquarium staff’s work with them is helping researchers better understand penguins in the wild.