New $30 Million Penguin Exhibit at Detroit Zoo

The penguins at the Detroit Zoo now have a brand new habitat that features new climbing rocks and better ice conditions, and lets visitors get up close and personal with the birds. The Polk Penguin Conservation Center, cost $30 million and includes an underwater gallery and two acrylic tunnels where visitors can watch four species of penguins swim above, around and below them.

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Penguins swim in the Detroit Zoo's new Polk Penguin Conservation Center, April 13, 2016.
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The exterior of the new Polk Penguin Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo, April 13, 2016.
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The Detroit Zoo's new Polk Penguin Conservation Center opens to the public Monday, April 18, 2016.
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The new penguin habitat opens to the public on Monday, April 18.
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A preview Wednesday showed off the $30 million center, which features an underwater gallery and two tunnels where visitors can watch four species of penguins swim above, around and below them.
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A penguin swims in the Detroit Zoo's new Polk Penguin Conservation Center, April 13, 2016, in Royal Oak, Michigan.
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A penguin swims in the Detroit Zoo's new Polk Penguin Conservation Center, April 13, 2016, in Royal Oak, Michigan.
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Penguins are photographed in the Detroit Zoo's new Polk Penguin Conservation Center.
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