Florida Aquarium to open new outside penguin habitat

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The African penguins on the Florida Aquarium are getting a brand new dwelling and now they’ll have the ability to be seen by all guests.

The exhibit, with underwater viewing, will open on Saturday within the aquarium’s outside plaza. Company can see the penguins each go to with common admission.

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“There isn’t a higher approach to encourage empathy and motion for these endangered species than by seeing animals up-close and studying their tales,” mentioned Tim Binder, Senior Vice President of Animal Care & Well being. “But it surely doesn’t cease with our superb conservation ambassadors, we’re dedicated to growing our involvement in scientific analysis and conservation initiatives.”

The aquarium not too long ago welcomed six new penguins to its colony, serving to to make sure a wholesome, genetically numerous, and demographically steady inhabitants for the long-term way forward for the species by means of the Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums.

The aquarium famous the African penguin inhabitants is declining quickly within the wild, because of a mixture of threats, together with plenty of human actions.

The Florida Aquarium is open day by day from 9:30 a.m. to five p.m. and tickets may be bought upfront on-line.

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