Sea World Prepares to Open Penguin Encounter

Tue, 12/21/2010 - 7:31 AM

By Renee Soutar

Gold Coast, Australia - Sea World’s newest animal exhibit ‘Penguin Encounter’ is having the final touches applied in preparation for a Boxing Day opening.

The $12M exhibit will be an amazing frozen world, home to the world’s second largest penguin species, the King penguin as well as the agile Gentoo penguin.

Sea World Director of Marine Sciences Trevor Long said that Penguin Encounter is a world class exhibit which is sure to be a hit with children and adults alike.

“The Penguins are just amazing fun to watch; the Gentoos are very playful and active and are constantly jumping in and out of the water, while the Kings are more majestic in their behaviour.

“Penguin Encounter is a slice of Antarctica at Sea World, with up to 5 tonne of snow being created daily, plus icy rock formations and a crystal clear pool for the penguins to explore; it’s truly a spectacular exhibit,” he said.

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