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The Zoo’s mission is to inspire and educate people to join with it in the active support and conservation of wildlife and wild places. The Zoo is committed to serving its communities by engaging people with the wonder of the living world through personal encounters that foster lifelong harmonious relationships with nature.

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It was an exciting morning for African penguin juveniles Diamond, Pearl, Onyx, and Topaz! They were the first group of endangered “gemstone” chicks to be introduced to the outdoor habitat. With a little encouragement, they found their way into the pool. The younger precious penguin chicks will join them later this spring. 🐧 #penguinchicks #zoo #breedingseason #penguin #africanpenguin #zoo #marylandzoo #maryland #baltimore #gemstones #diamond #pearl #onyx #topaz #gem #preciouspenguins #endangeredspecies #conservation #savingspecies

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