New York, NY – June 29, 2017 – One of the most popular exhibits at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society’s) Central Park Zoo has a new species – and it’s called macaroni. Six macaroni penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus) were added to the Polar Circle exhibit. The three males and three females came to the Central Park Zoo from the Montreal Biodome and SeaWorld San Diego on a breeding recommendation from the Macaroni Penguin Species Survival Plan (SSP), a cooperative breeding program designed to enhance the genetic viability of animal populations in zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
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