The penguinarium is the first facility in North America with habitat created specifically for penguins. A continuous pool surrounding the three-sided habitat allows the penguins to swim fast enough to porpoise, or “fly through the water,” as they would in the wild.
The TV station’s camera is live daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. ET, the zoo said on its Facebook page,
Zoo officials “ broke the ice” on the Polk Family Penguin Conservation Center in June. The 18-month, $21 million project is the most ambitious to date for the zoo.
When complete at the end of 2015, the iceberg-like center will host 80 penguins of four species on the 2.1-acre site near the entrance of the zoo in Royal Oak.