- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

RACINE, Wis. (AP) - Four male African penguins have temporarily joined the existing colony at the Racine Zoo.

The penguins, named Bob, Eon, Stevie and Norman, are on loan from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. They’re currently on indoor exhibit through the winter, along with the Racine Zoo’s existing penguin colony of three males and three females, but they can still be seen through a viewing window.

Racine Zoo executive director Beth Heidorn says adding birds to the existing penguin colony provides a more diverse and stable habitat for breeding.

The African penguin is the only species of penguin found at the southern tip of Africa. African penguins can remain under water for more than two minutes and can dive more than 100 feet below the surface.

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