November 19, 2018

Mystic Aquarium’s African penguins paint awards


Mystic Aquarium’s African penguins are painting tiles that are going to be given out as awards at the 5th annual Penguin Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 15.

The penguins are creating the works of art at Get Fired Up in Pawcatuck where their feet will be dabbed in non-toxic paint, and they will waddle across the blank tiles.

Aquarium officials said painting is a form of enrichment for the penguins and they have been trained to stick out their feet to allow trainers to examine them.

The tiles will be awarded to the top