Zoo’s African Penguin Exhibit to Close on Sunday

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Mooshu the penguin poses for media at Assiniboine Park Zoo’s new penguin exhibit, on Friday, May 10, 2013. (BERNICE PONTANILLA / METRO WINNIPEG)

Time is running out to see the three cute African black-footed penguins at Assiniboine Park Zoo.

Tubbs, Sal and Mooshu have been visiting since May as part of the temporary HUB Horizon Insurance Penguin Cove exhibit. The showing was held over for an extra month due to its popularity and will close on Sunday, October 27 at 4 p.m.

“The penguins have been a great addition to the Zoo and our visitors have really enjoyed them over the last six months,” said Dr. Brian Joseph, director of zoological operations. “There’s going to be many more exciting things happening here in the near future and we’re looking forward to sharing all of them with the community.”

More than 325,000 people have visited the Assiniboine Park Zoo since the exhibit opened last spring — a 56% increase over last year’s attendance numbers during the same time period.

— Staff