A Place Where Penguins Can Fly

The Penguin Post has learned that in Japan at the Sunshine Aquarium—located atop an entertainment complex in the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo—penguins can fly.  Well sort of, as the aquarium features a unique ring-shaped see-through tank perched seven-and-a-half feet over guests that  lets them watch the facility’s seal population swim laps.

But, this summer the aquarium added penguins to the exhibit, and every evening the usually waddling, flightless birds are given exclusive access to the Aqua Ring which gives them a small taste of what it might be like to fly for the penguins and visitors alike.  During their nightly excursion in the circular tank the seals are kept at bay given they’re one of the penguin’s natural predators. And because having an up-close view of what might happen should a penguin and seal meet might not be particularly enjoyable for the guests or the penguins for that matter.

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