One of the perks of being a volunteer at the Aquarium is getting the inside scoop on new exhibits and animals. Needless to say, I thought it was pretty exciting news when I heard a few months ago that the Aquarium was going to be getting a penguin exhibit.
Now that Penguin Planet is officially open, I figure it's safe for me to show off some of the pictures I've been taking over the past couple of months.
The walls have been put up and covered and waiting for the final touches on the exhibit. Penguins have moved in and are getting used to their new space (you can see them hanging out in the top left of the enclosure.
These particular penguins (Magellanic penguins) are pretty buoyant and don't dive very deep