Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 09/6/2013 1:13 PM | Comments: 0
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.
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Crocus wants to recoup costs from Canad Inns
Municipalities to get more input on mosquito-fogging rules
Winnipeg candidates eye new campaigns
City to study how pipeline could affect Shoal Lake and aqueduct
Head of Winnipeg Regional Health Authority stepping down after five years at the helm
'Bannock Lady' faces $3,000 in tickets; vehicle seized
Manitoba Hydro to begin expropriating land for Bipole III hydro transmission line
Councillors growing weary of last-minute reports from the city administration
City endorses plan for 'Precinct E' while questions are raised about costs for services
Cab driver injured while trying to stop theft of his vehicle
Winnipeg joins in on UN campaign to end violence against women
CancerCare Manitoba setting up a virtual cancer hub to guide patients after diagnosis
Flin Flon RCMP looking for 40-year-old man who approached 11-year-old girl near school
City looking for ways to help residents with accessibility issues clear windrows
Hutchinson's hand still hot
Donations sought as Christmas Cheer Board kicks off seasonal campaign
Zoo's harbour seal dies after getting caught in drain
City agrees to sell former Kenaston snow dump for $5.2m
Police make renewed call for help in locating Colten Pratt, 26, missing since Nov. 6
Court hears from Manitoba mom fighting parental abduction charge
CMHR's lady in red
Police bust North End grow-op and seize marijuana plants worth $292K
Pharma giant Valeant Canada makes major investment in Steinbach plant
K-3 class sizes must be capped by 2017
U of W students table petition decrying counselling services
Ottawa to build new research-council facility in city
North wind will see temps plunge by tonight
All eyes on our Métis mayor
Home invader handed 9 years
Students welcome break on loans
We still need answers, but of a different kind
Conservatives launch non-confidence motion
Judge's long ordeal finally over
Manitoba appeal court to review 27-year-old murder conviction