Penguins in Hawaii at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Most everyone who visits our resort are surprised when they see the resident penguins. The African Black-Footed Penguin happily thrives in the Hawaiian weather as they are warm-climate penguins. On average, they consume 100 pounds of fish every week. They are typically curious and social, and can be observed sunbathing, digging burrows in the sand, braying similar to donkeys and swimming. This species of penguin is listed on the IUCN red list of endangered species due to a combination of threats they face in the wild, however they have successfully reared and reproduced six of the seven current penguins right here on property at Hyatt Maui.
Daily Penguin Feedings
Every morning at 9:30 am
Penguin Habitat in the Atrium Lobby
Watch as our seven energetic resident penguins swim around their habitat to gather their breakfast! Our wildlife team will teach you all about our penguin family that lives year-round at the resort, and will be happy to answer any guest questions about our furry friends.
Join the fun by following on social at #PenguinInParadise
Fun Facts about the African Black-Footed Penguin
Penguins have 80 feathers per square inch.
Unlike most birds that lose little feathers at a time, penguins molt once a year. In the process, they lose all of their feathers at one time, and grow their new ‘coat’ within a couple of weeks.
Their black and white tuxedos don’t just look cute; they also help with temperature control and camouflage.
Penguin Awareness Day – January 20
World Penguin Day – April 25
Join us each year on these holidays to help us celebrate seven of the most popular members of the Hyatt Maui ‘Ohana; our penguins! On these days we both celebrate and generate awareness of the African Black-Footed Penguin. For more information about the holiday activities, call the Recreation Team at 808-661-1234 ext. 3225.