Dressed to Impress
There is a huge penguin tray (tank) in the Aquarium that
takes up a great portion of the first floor (note: this may change with
current rennovations before I have time to update again). There are two
different species of penguins in the tank, to my knowledge. They are black
footed penguins and rock hopper penguins. I haven't scanned any photos of
rock hoppers yet, but this page has a few black footed penguins.
This penguin, Benny (according to a friend at the Aquarium) followed and
harassed me the whole time I was in the tray for the first time during my
internship. He and a juvenile (at that time) penguin named Sinclair, were
nipping my elbows, swimming circles around me, and Sinclair even decided
to take a swing from my ponytail. The next time I was in the tray, Sinclair
had his adult feathers, but was still easy to find, because he would not
leave me alone, even latching onto my boot when I was trying to leave the
tray. Benny, hovever, must have mellowed out by then.|
In this photo Benny has decided to check out my lens at real close range.
An interesting note, if anyone needs to know, a Hoya UV filter can stand
up to a curious penguin with no visible damage, except some water spots.