Save Our Penguins

$6,933 of $200k goal

Raised by 144 people in 5 months
Anna Kate Beigel
on behalf of Terri Sherman
 NIAGARA FALLS, NY
The Aquarium of Niagara is a not-for-profit institution serving the entire Buffalo/Niagara region plus Rochester, southern Ohio, eastern Pennsylvania and southern Ontario. 

We are one of only 20 institutions in the USA and Canada that house Humboldt penguins. It is a great privilege to care for these Peruvian birds and a great responsibility. The Humboldt penguin is a threatened species and it is our job to reverse that.



We house seven Humboldt penguins; Opus, Lou, Tux, Chile, Araya, DJ, and Burgess. They are WNY's Humboldt penguin colony. We are in the process of raising money to build a new exhibit for our penguins.

We are building a new 3,500 square foot Humboldt penguin exhibit in 2017! Complete with a diving pool with above and below water viewing, beach and terraced nesting that will mimic these birds’ natural habitat. Also included is an interactive classroom where visitors can learn more about this threatened species.



Even more than that, we would then be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. This would allow us to bring in younger penguins to start a breeding program to grow our colony.

Construction for this exhibit is planned to break ground in January but we need your help to raise the remaining funds needed to do so! With your kindness and help this time next year we would be very close to opening our new exhibit and giving our Humboldt penguin colony a new home!

The Humboldt penguin is a threatened species not just in Peru but in Western New York as well. If this exhibit isn't built the Humboldt penguin colony will disappear from WNY.


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$6,933 of $200k goal

Raised by 144 people in 5 months
Created September 13, 2016
Anna Kate Beigel  
on behalf of Terri Sherman
SD
$50
Scott Durning
4 days ago
FB
$100
Felicia Baker
7 days ago

PENGUINS!

LN
$10
Lisa Neff
27 days ago

You have a long way to go...good luck!!

AB
$50
Allison Beiring
29 days ago
SL
$35
Sharon Lomison
1 month ago
$150
Anonymous
1 month ago
AN
$50
Addy and Emme Niemann
1 month ago

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

MK
$100
Mia, Patrick, Oilivia and Will Krough
1 month ago

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

$50
Anonymous
2 months ago
JD
$75
Janet DeWitt
2 months ago
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Merry Christmas! Can't wait to see the project after completion.

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