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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium welcomes colony of sub-Antarctic penguins

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium welcomes colony of sub-Antarctic penguins
January 5, 2017

The SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium has opened a world-first exhibition of sub-Antarctic penguins.

Opened for the peak holiday season, the Penguin Expedition attraction at Sydney’s Darling Harbour features a colony of king and gentoo penguins, which upon arrival to their new home, were treated to enrichment activities including popping bubbles and enjoying special fishy treats.

The new expedition, inspired by Macquarie Island in the south west Pacific Ocean, takes visitors on a immersive raft journey in a raft through the sub-Antarctic environment surrounded by a colony of King and Gentoo Penguins.

The $9 million exhibit is underpinned by a breeding and conservation-focused education program which aims to teach visitors about the issues penguins face, including plastic pollution in oceans.

Rob Smith, Divisional Director of Merlin Entertainments ANZ said he was “thrilled” to officially open the expedition.

In a statement he advised “Penguin Expedition is more than a world-first ride.

“It’s about inspiring our guests to conserve our marine life for future generations and educating them on the simple ways they can make a difference.”

For more information go to www.sydneyaquarium.com.au

25th May 2016 - SEA LIFE SYDNEY AQUARIUM TO LAUNCH WORLD-FIRST PENGUIN EXPERIENCE 

27th April 2016 - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS MARKS FIVE YEARS OF OPERATIONS IN AUSTRALASIA

24th April 2016 - SEA LIFE MELBOURNE AQUARIUM CELEBRATES WORLD PENGUIN DAY

22nd April 2016 - SEA WORLD TO MARK WORLD PENGUIN DAY

18th February 2015 - SEA LIFE TRUST LAUNCHES OCEAN YOUTH PROGRAM

14th November 2013 - SEA LIFE SYDNEY AQUARIUM UNVEILS NEWLY REFURBISHED LITTLE PENGUIN HOMES 

16th July 2012 - SYDNEY AQUARIUM TO RELAUNCH AS SEA LIFE SYDNEY AQUARIUM


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