Penguin Awareness Day at Hyatt Regency Maui - Kaanapali Resort
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Penguin Awareness Day at Hyatt Regency Maui

On Saturday, January 20th, Hyatt Regency Maui will celebrate its seven African Black-Footed Penguins on Penguin Awareness Day. Hyatt Regency Maui invites guests to a special penguin feeding at 9:30 a.m. that will take place in the Atrium Lobby at the penguin habitat. Guests can learn more about these captivating creatures, including its eldest penguin Oreo, who is 33 years old, and twin penguins Mai and Tai.

Following the penguin feeding, guests are invited to partake in penguin cookie decorating, take pictures with the resort’s penguin mascot, capture a moment at the photo booth, and watch as the seven playful penguins eat, swim and waddle around. Penguin lovers can join the fun by following on social media and sharing their penguin photos at #PenguinInParadise. Guests who wish to learn more about the resort’s onsite wildlife including parrots, swans, cranes and more, can join a wildlife tour at 10am which begins right at the penguin habitat.

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is the only resort in the Hawaiian Islands with an on-site penguin habitat for seven African-Blacked Footed Penguins. This species of penguin is listed on the IUCN red list of endangered species due to a combination of threats they face in the wild, however they have successfully reproduced and reared six of the seven current penguins right on property at Hyatt Regency Maui.

The penguins are part of Hyatt Regency Maui’s wildlife program, which is home to a number of exotic animals including, cranes, swans, flamingos and parrots. Daily penguin feedings take place at 9:30 a.m. and daily Wildlife Tours take place Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 10 a.m.