Oldest African Penguin in the U.S. Lives in Metro Richmond

Oldest African Penguin in the U.S. Lives in Metro Richmond

Penguins are pretty darn cute and our area has the country’s oldest cutie.

ET the penguin. Photo by Metro Richmond Zoo

The Metro Richmond Zoo published the picture above along with the news that ET (pictured) turned 39 recently. ET is an African penguin and her birthday makes her the oldest living African penguin in captivity in the United States on record.

In the wild African Penguins make it to about 15 and usually 20 in captivity.  Typically, African Penguins live to be roughly 15 years old in the wild and into their 20s in captivity. You go ET.

The Metro Richmond Zoo is open year round Monday – Saturday from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Located in Chesterfield County off of Hull Road.

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