Can you tell he's a little excited?
Aren't they so stinking cute!
We made our way inside to check out the other penguins. Inside Penguin Cove are two spacious domed exhibits, complete with rugged coastlines, towering rockscapes and underwater viewing of lively penguins. Penguin Cove is the first walk-through sub-Antarctic penguin exhibit in North America and takes you through high coastal cliffs, like those of the island of South Georgia, to watch penguins on land and underwater. This watery world is a shared habitat for the small Gentoo Penguin, the agile Rockhopper Penguin and the stately King Penguin.
The exhibit's barrel-vault ceiling features theatrical lighting, which can be used to simulate a colorful sunrise, a sunset over the horizon, or the reversed seasons. Sounds of crashing waves and a sea lion's bark can be heard in the distance. With a constant temperature of 45-50º F., this walk-through habitat is a sure-fire visitor favorite in summer. It felt amazing!
And remember these Rockhoppers from Happy Feet?
They have a Spanish accent.
(sorry if the majority of my zoological knowledge comes from Disney)
The little Gentoo Penguins...
I love Puffins! They're so weird-looking.
Aren't they funny?