Sunday, October 21, 2007

New penguins arrive in Galveston at Moody Gardens

Galveston Island is getting some new residents and they showed up all the way from Canada.

The new islanders are a group of penguins from Biodome de Montreal. They are six Macaroni, five Gentoo and four Rock Hopper penguins.

"Adding these penguins will make for a more diverse collection, and will bring the total number of birds to 90," said Diane Olsen, assistant curator at Moody Gardens. "Our exhibit will also more closely mimic nature in the sub Antarctic."

The new penguins have been in a month long quarantine and now will join the penguins already in the South Atlantic exhibit.

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