World Penguin Day
Exciting Maui Events
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa’s on-property African Black-Footed Penguins take center stage on World Penguin Day.
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April 25 - 9:30AM
Special Penguin Feeding and Festivities
Located at the Penguin Habitat located off the Atrium Lobby
Join us as we celebrate seven of the most popular members of the Hyatt Maui ‘Ohana, our penguins. On this day we will both celebrate and generate awareness of the African Black-Footed Penguin. Guests are invited to a special penguin feeding at 9:30am to learn more about these charismatic creatures, partake in penguin cookie decorating, take pictures with our penguin mascot, and watch as our seven playful penguins eat, swim and waddle around.
About the African Black-Footed Penguin
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 on property at Hyatt Maui.