African Black-Footed Penguins

These endangered penguins call this resort hotel "home."

Currently, seven adorable, warm weather endangered African Black-Footed Penguins live in the penguin habitat just off the Atrium Lobby at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa. These warm-weather penguins thrive in the tropical Hawaiian climate.

On average, these playful creatures consume 100 pounds of fish every week, and guests can watch as they eat, swim, sunbathe, dig burrows in the sand, and just waddle around.

This species is listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s red list of endangered species due to a combination of threats they face in the wild.

However, at the Maui Hyatt in Lahaina, they have successfully reared and reproduced six of the seven penguins on the property.