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Penguins race to protect their species

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Photo Courtesy Mystic Aquarium/Sea Research Foundation, Inc. Photo Courtesy Mystic Aquarium/Sea Research Foundation, Inc.

By Alana Cerrone

acerrone@abc6.com

Almost 1,000 people (and penguins) came out to join in the Annual Penguin Run/Walk at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut Saturday.

Participants ran, or walked, through a trail, field and road course to raise money for the endangered African penguin.

Following the run/walk, the penguins did a waddle of their own in the Penguin race right in the Mystic Aquarium Marine Theater. 

The Aquarium says that wild populations of African Penguins have shown a 70% decline in just 10 years. A major threat to their survival is the lack of anchovies and sardines in the penguins' scavenging areas.

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