Our exclusive African Penguins 15 oz. All American Mug is hand cast and decorated in the USA. Classic American shape and beautiful detailed art reproduction. In our own homes - this is the mug we reach for when it's morning coffee time. To have and to hold. Start your own collection or gift to a mug loving friend. Lead and cadmium free, dishwasher and microwave safe. Exclusively branded for Erie Zoo.
The mission of the Erie Zoo is to nurture an appreciation of the world and provide the community with meaningful educational and recreational experiences that foster a greater sense of awareness, stewardship and conservation of animals and plants. Learn more about Erie Zoo at: https://www.eriezoo.org
Thank You So Much for Shopping in Behalf of Erie Zoo! Our goal is to raise $10 million through the generosity of those who want to be a part of writing the next chapter of our Zoo’s history. Join the transformational progress of our city - and create more Wild Open Spaces for our Zoo. 50% of your purchases from this shop that features some of our special animals (as well as any purchases you make site-wide) go directly to help Wild Open Spaces grow and improve. Please remember to indicate 'Erie Zoo' as the beneficiary of your donation at check-out.
Original artwork © 2008 Samara E. King & TwoBee, LLC rendered in color pencil for the California Academy of Sciences.
Not every penguin lives in the snow and ice! African Penguins (Spheniscus demersus) make their home along the coast of South Africa - a climate similar to central California. Agile and graceful under water, they ‘fly’ through the water fast enough to chase down schools of fish. Threats facing African penguins include guano collecting, oil spills, competition with commercial fishing, egg collecting and loss of habitat. African penguins are listed as ‘vulnerable’ by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.