|New Penguin Point Experience
at SEA LIFE London Aquarium
SEA LIFE London Aquarium will be reopening its popular penguin display in late May 2016 as Penguin Point, an expanded state-of-the-art viewing and learning experience complete with a colony of Gentoo penguins.
The new Antarctic-themed experience will give visitors a fascinating insight into the habitat and behaviour of penguins. It aims to explain how we can all play our part in conserving their environment whilst providing the opportunity for close range viewing of a delightful colony of resident Gentoo penguins.
Ten Gentoo penguins will be resident in the bespoke new enclosure which has been carefully designed to reflect the needs of the species. The significantly enlarged area features two pools, a waterfall, underwater jets, rocks and landing areas and ice flakes. The indoor location of the enclosure will enable SEA LIFE’s expert Penguin Keepers to carefully control temperature, lighting and humidity in line with the species’ needs.
Through Penguin Point, SEA LIFE London Aquarium is supporting the efforts of the charity Falklands Conservation who work in partnership with the local and international community to conserve the Falkland Islands’ natural environment. The Islands are one of the world’s great penguin capitals, home to the largest population of Gentoo penguins on Earth with as many as a million penguins of different species nesting there each year. Visitors will be able to learn about the important conservation work of the charity and how they can help conserve wildlife in the Falklands for future generations.