Animals and Conservation

Penguin Feedings



Waddle over for fun – Twice Daily 11:30am & 3:30pm

Watch our most precocious and playful birds get their daily fill of fish!  Join us twice daily for penguin feedings at Rock Island.  Every day at approximately 11:30am and 3:30pm keeper staff gather our African black-footed penguins for a scaly meal that’s swallowed whole.

See our colony of birds during this very active and exciting part of the day.  Be sure to bring a camera as this is a great time for black and white photo ops!  Plus, you may be able to take part in a volunteer led Penguin Wild Encounter depending on the day and time of the feeding.

Learn more about these unique warm weather penguins and see what lunch (or dinner) is like here at The Maryland Zoo’s Rock Island Penguin Exhibit.


Please note that due to animal care priorities, penguin feedings may not occur exactly on time.  Every effort is made to keep to scheduled feeding times, however, variances can occur due to individual/daily animal needs.


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