The Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium's main feature is its penguins of course . The aquarium keeps eight species of penguins, including lovable Little Penguins but its highlight being the King Penguin, which can grow to nearly 1 metre in height. It's pretty funny to see one's youngest stand beside one of these King Penguins and to be challenged by its height and weight I am presume as well!
Another highlight of the Aquarium is to see the penguins in their natural setting swimming freely in Tachibana Bay whereby an area has been isolated by using nets and the penguins are released into this part of the ocean to be observed by visitors. You can watch them behave naturally swimming in the water at high speed to catch feed thrown by the staff, which is a scene rarely observed elsewhere in the Aquarium world. The cute little guys will come right up to you, waddle past and even take food from your hand. The is about as close as I have ever come to a real Penguin so yes it was an experience to remember and cherish with my children.
I will be back I am sure!
Check out the Nagasaki Penguin Aquarium on a map!
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Even my kids wants to be Aquarium keepers now
|Real King Penguins|
|In their natural environment|
|Lots to see and do|
Cute lil fella
|Feeding the Penguins|
|Lots of space right on the sea|