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Imported penguins swoop into Dubai

02-08-2012 10:10 BJT

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Penguins usually live in very cold places, but here are twenty penguins settling in to their new home - Dubai - one of the hottest places on the planet.

These 20 penguins have been brought to Ski Dubai from SeaWorld in the United States. Their new home is part of an indoor ski resort.

Members of the public will be able to interact with the penguin, have their pictures taken and learn about their habitat.

A penguin trainer speaks to King Penguins in Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates during
a media briefing, February 1, 2012. Dubai's indoor mountain-themed ski park, chilled
to a constant -1 degree Celcius to -2 degrees Celcius and covered with snow, welcomed
five Gentoo and five King penguins from SeaWorld San Antonio.

Trainers from different parts of the world have been hired to lead the penguin program and look after the birds.The penguins have already caused great excitement in Dubai and daily shows are attracting a large audience.

As well as raising awareness about penguins and their habitat, part of the proceeds will go towards penguin conservation projects worldwide.

King Penguins look at visitors in Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates during a media
briefing, February 1, 2012. Dubai's indoor mountain-themed ski park, chilled to a
constant -1 degree Celcius to -2 degrees Celcius and covered with snow, welcomed five
Gentoo and five King penguins from SeaWorld San Antonio.

King Penguins walk in Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates during a media briefing,
February 1, 2012. Dubai's indoor mountain-themed ski park, chilled to a constant -1
degree Celcius to -2 degrees Celcius and covered with snow, welcomed five Gentoo and
five King penguins from SeaWorld San Antonio.

A King Penguin looks out at visitors in Ski Dubai at Mall of
the Emirates during a media briefing, February 1, 2012. Dubai's
mountain-themed ski park, chilled to a constant -1 degree
Celcius to -2 degrees Celcius and covered with snow, welcomed
five Gentoo and five King penguins from SeaWorld San Antonio.

A King Penguin looks at visitors in Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates during a media
briefing, February 1, 2012. Dubai's mountain-themed ski park, chilled to a constant -1
degree Celcius to -2 degrees Celcius and covered with snow, welcomed five Gentoo and
five King penguins from SeaWorld San Antonio.

A penguin trainer plays with a Gentoo penguin in Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates
during a media briefing, February 1, 2012. Dubai's indoor mountain-themed ski park,
chilled to a constant -1 degree Celcius to -2 degrees Celcius and covered with snow,
welcomed five Gentoo and five King penguins from SeaWorld San Antonio.

A penguin trainer plays with a Gentoo penguin in Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates
during a media briefing, February 1, 2012. Dubai's indoor mountain-themed ski park,
chilled to a constant -1 degree Celcius to -2 degrees Celcius and covered with snow,
welcomed five Gentoo and five King penguins from SeaWorld San Antonio.

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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