Midwest Penguin Bonanza

The Penguin Post has learned that it’s a good time to be a penguin near the Michigan-Ohio border. The Toledo Zoo’s resident African penguins will spend Memorial Day weekend settling into their new home after Friday’s grand opening of Penguin Beach, the zoo’s new $3.5 million habitat for the birds. Meanwhile, officials at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak are preparing to break ground June 17 for their own new penguinarium, called the Polk Penguin Conservation Center. The exhibit is projected to cost roughly $29 million, according to zoo officials, and about $24 million already has been raised. It is slated to open in late 2015.

Toledo Zoo's Penguin Beach

Toledo Zoo’s Penguin Beach

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