If you have to choose on thing to do exceptional well, then the Maryland Zoo has chosen the African Penguin, Spheniscus demersus. It's exhibit, called Penguin Coast, is the most amazing habitat for this animal in any zoo in the world. It's state of the art design has catapulted the Maryland Zoo to the forefront of African Penguin conservation and is allowing it to grow it's colony of 50 penguins (already the largest in North America) to 100. Just the space for the birds to swim in alone is stunning in its size and organic design. This is the Club Med of African Penguin facilities.