18 African penguins get a new home at Rome zoo
18 African penguins arrived in a Rome zoo on Thursday as part of efforts to save their species.
They new residents - half of them male, half of them female - arrived from zoos in Bristol and Turin. The transfer was part of the EEP European Endangered Species Programme, which aims to preserve a population of healthy endangered animals in captivity.
An endangered species according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, it's hoped the African penguins will start families at the Bioparco Zoo.