Gizmo, Blue, Obi, Sky, Marvel and Swoop hatched in January at the zoo, one of the most successful in the nation at breeding the birds. Video by Shawn Dowd SHAWN DOWD/@sdowdphoto/staff photographer
The celebration is meant to highlight the zoo's work with African penguins through a breeding program.
The zoo is working through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to restore the penguin population through SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction).
There will be penguin feeds at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day. Interpreters and zookeepers will be available to answer questions.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days and is free with zoo admission.
Docents will also be on the grounds to educate patrons and interpreters will present conservation information from the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds and Seafood Watch.