Penguins! A Visit To Antarctica at SeaWorld Orlando
While visiting SeaWorld Orlando, we never pass up the opportunity to visit their penguins! There’s nothing quite like being among a huge colony of cold-weather penguins as they plunge into the water in torpedo-like fashion, waddle around, and chatter with one another.
The open-air penguin habitat is COLD! But it actually feels good on a hot Florida day. The habitat keeps an air temperature of approximately 30°F (−1°C). This exhibit has minimal barriers between guests and inhabitants, and is designed so guests can hear all the crazy sounds made by the penguins. Trainers even let us pet the penguins if they came close enough!
Watch as the penguins play and make all kinds of wild noises!
A total of 245 penguins live in the exhibit; species include gentoo, king, Adélie and rockhopper penguins. Lighting in the exhibit allows the park to control the seasons for the penguins. A 20-foot glass window under the exhibit allows guests to see them in their 45°F pool from an underwater viewing area.
To minimize odors in the open-air environment, SeaWorld staff cleans the exhibit several times daily and replaces the 20,000 pounds of snow each day!
The penguins exhibit is one of our favorite areas at SeaWorld Orlando, we highly recommend a stop during your next visit!
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