APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (WCCO) — There are new penguins at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley — and this breed likes the warmth.
The Zoo is opening its new exhibit 3M Penguins of the African Coast on Saturday.
It will feature 18 penguins native of the South African coast. They don’t live in the cold like other penguins; instead they’re accustomed to warmer air temperatures.
Guests will be able to experience the birds up close — above and below the water.
The exhibit will feature a replica of their wild habitat on South Africa’s Boulder’s Beach.
The Minnesota Zoo said they have plans to breed the birds in the future.