Myrtle Seaside, SC – April 12, 2022 – Plyler the African penguin has made her long-awaited debut at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Seaside. Plyler hatched on August 21, 2021, and after welcoming Egerton to the colony in 2020, Plyler pushes the Aquarium towards their objective of “three chicks in three years” as part of the Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan to assist save endangered animals.
The Aquarium’s latest resident is known as after legendary native, Justin “Buz” Plyler—a pillar within the Myrtle Seaside group, proprietor of the enduring Homosexual Dolphin Present Store, and long-time good friend of Ripley Leisure. The Aquarium’s first penguin chick, Egerton, was additionally named after a distinguished group determine, Egerton Burroughs.
Mated pair Jimmy and Maggie look like main the cost on the Aquarium’s “three chicks in three years” initiative, as they reared each Egerton and Plyler. However the burden of isn’t simply resting on Maggie’s wings, there’s at the very least six different mated pairs within the Penguin Playhouse colony that would assist populate the endangered African penguin species.
You possibly can rejoice Worldwide Penguin Day with Plyler on Monday, April 25, 2022. Comply with her footprints across the Aquarium to study extra about African penguins and catch a glimpse of her within the Penguin Playhouse, a 5,500 sq. foot habitat with flooring to ceiling viewing glass and a 360-degree crawl tunnel.
For extra data, go to RipleyAquariums.com/MyrtleBeach/Penguin-Conservation