Friday, September 14, 2012

Penguins on vacation!

The New England Aquarium is in the midst of an exciting transformation. The Giant Ocean Tank is getting a 21st-century upgrade, and many of the animals are settling into their temporary homes now. Click here for the latest construction updates.

This is entry is cross posted on the Penguin Blog.

During the transformation of the Giant Ocean Tank, the African and rockhopper penguins are vacationing in our off-site holding facility in Quincy. That's because Myrtle and the gang are going to be spending the winter in the penguin exhibit! (Watch video of Myrtle's move here.)

At Quincy's Animal Care Center, the penguins have a specially-designed climate-controlled enclosure with a swimming pool and a wide deck where the birds are fed. The penguins also use the wide, comfy deck for preening (especially when they're molting), mingling and resting. All the birds seem to be quite happy in their new living quarters. Take a look!

Of course, there are still penguins at the Aquarium! Be sure to come by to see the little blue penguins in their temporary pad around back near the New Balance Foundation Marine Mammal Center. And don't go far, we'll have more updates about the penguins—both from Quincy and the Aquarium—coming up soon!


  1. I love these guys!!! This video made me grin from ear to ear!

  2. im going in july see u later penguins


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