Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is celebrating two endangered species thriving under the park’s care with the first birthday of Malu, a Bornean orangutan, and the newest autumn arrivals at the park: four fluffy African penguin chicks.
As one of the largest zoos in the USA, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s animal care team plays a vital role in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) for a number of endangered species. The African penguin and the Bornean orangutan are both endangered in the wild, largely due to habitat loss caused by humans. Each baby animal at the park sparks new hope for their species as they bring awareness to the plight of their wild counterparts.
The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund supports research and conservation projects, including initiatives that directly benefit African penguins and Bornean orangutans.