COLORADO SPRINGS– On Saturday, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo announced the addition of five African penguins, which will be the first inhabitants at the Zoo’s newest exhibit, Water’s Edge: Africa.
The zoo says four penguins (a mom-and-dad pair, named Safara and Alex, and their two sons, Rudo and Rufaro) came all the way from San Francisco.
One penguin, a female named Pomona, took a drive down I-25 from Denver Zoo.
The zoo says the five tuxedoed birds didn’t take more than a minute to say hello and begin exploring their brand-new indoor pool and rocks together.
Although the Zoo is temporarily closed until further notice, construction on Water’s Edge: Africa continues.
An opening date for Water’s Edge: Africa has not been set yet. A spokesperson for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo tells FOX21 they are continuing construction while being temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and hope to have an opening date soon.