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Popular penguins staying put until Oct. 27

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Siobhan Stewart, 5 , Owen Boychuk, 4, and Titus Stewart, 10, watch the African black-footed penguins who made their debut at the HUB Horizon Insurance Penguin Cove at the Assiniboine Park Zoo earlier this year.

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Siobhan Stewart, 5 , Owen Boychuk, 4, and Titus Stewart, 10, watch the African black-footed penguins who made their debut at the HUB Horizon Insurance Penguin Cove at the Assiniboine Park Zoo earlier this year. Photo Store

It’s all there in black-and-white: you love them, so they’re staying a little bit longer.

Sal, Tubbs and Mooshu, the three African black-footed penguins that have been at the Assiniboine Park Zoo since May 10, will now be here until Oct. 27.

The three penguins are part of the temporary HUB Horizon Insurance Penguin Cove exhibit, located in the old gift shop building at the zoo.

Plans were to close the exhibit on Sept. 30 but zoo officials say the penguins’ popularity convinced them to find a way to hold over the exhibit.

"We’ve never had penguins at the Assiniboine Park Zoo before so it’s an entirely new experience that we’ve been able to offer our visitors," Gary Lunsford, General Curator and acting Director of Zoological Operations at the Assiniboine Park Zoo, said in a statement. "HUB Horizon Insurance Penguin Cove has been a very popular attraction this summer and we expect that to continue over the next two months."

The penguin exhibit allows visitors to view the penguins in their temporary habitat, which includes an underwater view so the creatures can been seen swimming and diving, as well as a large educational component.

A large, easy-to-read display area next to the habitat explains the plight of penguins in the wild and the conservation efforts taking place to preserve their future existence. Penguin Cove is open as part of regular Zoo hours each day at 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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