An Aquarium Hosted A Mardi-Gras Party To Raise Awareness About A Problem You Never Thought Of…

When it comes to Mardi Gras, these penguins aren’t playing around.

These happy penguins reside at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in Louisiana, where they put together their very own Mardi Gras celebration to help raise awareness for a Mardi Gras bead recycling programs.

Credit: Audobon Nature Institute
Credit: Audobon Nature Institute

“One estimate suggests that a single rider on a super float may throw nearly 2,500 lbs. of beads across the length of a parade route. That’s about 2.5 million lbs. of plastic per super parade,” Beth Firchau, Audubon Aquarium Director of Husbandry told

“We hope people enjoy the Mardi Gras festivities and are offering the public a convenient way to recycle unwanted Mardi Gras loot at any of our locations.”

Credit: Audubon Nature Institute
Credit: Audubon Nature Institute

The Mystic Krewe of Tux, featured in the video below , wants you to be mindful of disposing your beads and keep all water-dwelling creatures like him safe.

Mardi Gras should be safe and enojyable for humans and penguins alike!

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