ATLANTA (May 20, 2016) – Today Georgia Aquarium debuted the Waddle Walk, a new experience for guests that features African penguins. During the Waddle Walk animal care experts who are a part of the penguin care team lead several African penguins on a guided walk through the Aquarium’s atrium, allowing guests to see this amazing species up close. African penguins are listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List. The Waddle Walk is an engaging presentation that educates guests about the plight of this endangered species and the Aquarium’s preservation efforts.

The Waddle Walk premiered on Endangered Species Day and kicked off a weekend of events to observe endangered species at Georgia Aquarium. Endangered Species Day activities are a way for Aquariums guests to see and learn about endangered species found throughout the Aquarium’s galleries in a new way, and provide information about how to help conservation efforts at home. Activities will take place Friday, May 20, through Monday, May 23, and are included with Aquarium general admission.

Aquarium guests can see the Waddle Walk every day at 10:45 a.m. and on select afternoons at 4:45 p.m. in the Aquarium’s atrium. The presentation is included with Aquarium general admission.

For more information on African penguins and Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation efforts, visit Caring Together for African Penguins.

Waddle Walk photos and b-roll can be viewed here.

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Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that contains more than 10 million gallons of water and has the largest collection of aquatic animals. Georgia Aquarium’s mission is to be a scientific institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit