Friday, July 13, 2012

Vancouver Aquarium - Penguin Point - New Exhibit

Hey Everyone!
Back in May I was invited to a Media Event/Preview of the Vancouver Aquarium's newest exhibit called "Penguin Point" featuring 7 African Penguins!
I couldn't make it, so I was treated to a day at the Aquarium a couple of days ago and checked out so many fun things!
Thanks to Roxanne St-Pierre the Communications Advisor, for teaching me everything about the new penguins. She was very nice!
I hadn't been to the Aquarium in more than a year, but these penguins defiantly caught my attention..
Everything was pretty fresh for me since they newly redesigned the building, it looks GORGEOUS.
I also had to buy a couple goodies from the Gift Shop because they just have so many adorable items, the newest are the Baby Penguin Mugs, A little Globe Keychain with Penguin Characters inside and my favorite new accessory a Penguin mood ring!

About The Vancouver Aquarium:
We are a self-supporting, non-profit society dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation, education, research and direct action.

So adorable, the 7 Penguins names are:
1.    Tofino (Pink/Grey)
2.    Steveston (Red)
3.    Lillooet (Pink)
4.    Sechelt (Yellow/Brown)
5.    Nelson (Brown)
6.    Salt Spring (Orange/Green)
7.    Hope (Pink/White) submitted by Nicole Souza

Note: The colours refer to the beaded-bracelet each penguin wears as an ID

I love all there names! A great set.
Be sure to catch one of the Penguin Shows, where you can learn a bit about them and their life.
Right when I went up to the water tank, the penguin that swam up to me was... Steveston.
I love the Aquarium's beliefs and think it's a great place to learn about your favorite little fellows!

Endangered Species:
African penguins (Spheniscus demersus) are endangered. North American zoos and aquariums, including the Vancouver Aquarium, are helping to save them. For example, all the new penguins at the Vancouver Aquarium are not from South Africa, but have instead been bred at another aquarium through the Species Survival Plan program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). You can help too – visit the Penguin Point exhibit to find out how.

There is even a Penguin Cam on their website, check it out here:

Be sure to check out the Vancouver Aquarium over this Summer bring your whole family and friends, for a fun filled day out! and check out & meet the Penguins at Penguin Point!
Hope you have fun looking at some of my photos of the Penguin Point!


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