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Saving Penguins with SANCCOB

Saving African Penguins with SANCCOB

December 2, 2016

Written by Anslee Schroeder, Digital Engagement

Here in the United States, the months from October to January are typically full of holiday festivities and become quite the “busy season” for most. However, eight thousands of miles away in Cape Town, South Africa at the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) – a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sea birds, primarily the native African penguin – they are experiencing their “busy season” too; only it’s not as fun nor as festive as ours. 

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Thanksgiving Nutrition at Georgia Aquarium

Thanksgiving Feast at Georgia Aquarium

November 24, 2016

Written by Imogen Farris, Public Relations Coordinator 

Thanksgiving is here, and it’s time to eat too much turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. But what about the animals here at the Aquarium? The commissary is where all meals are prepared by team members. Restaurant quality seafood is used, and each animal at the Aquarium is under the precise care of an on-site nutritionist. The specific nutrition and diet of each animal is part of preventative medicine.

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Celebrating 11 Years at Georgia Aquarium 

Celebrating 11 Years

November 23, 2016

Written by Imogen Farris, Public Relations Coordinator 

Since originally opening on November 23, 2005, Georgia Aquarium has had its fair share of house guests. New animals have been added over the years, such as a second manta ray in 2009, bottlenose dolphins in 2011, and the recently rescued California sea lions earlier this year. However, there are multiple species of animals that have called Georgia Aquarium home since the very beginning. We will be highlighting a few of these species, all of whom are growing and thriving. To learn more about each species, please click on the name to view our animal guide.

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