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Penguins meet visitors up-close in Nantong

en.nantong.gov.cn Updated: 2024-01-24

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Visitors take pictures of the Gentoo penguins at Sendi Snow Park. [Photo/WeChat account: chongchuanonline]

Ten Gentoo penguins made their debut at the Sendi Snow Park in Chongchuan district, Nantong, on Jan 20, receiving a warm welcome from visitors.

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Gentoo penguins entertain themselves at Sendi Snow Park. [Photo/WeChat account: chongchuanonline]

The Gentoo penguin, or white-browed penguin, is one of the most cold-resistant animals in the world. To help them settle in the park smoothly and replicate their natural polar habitat, the park manager has invited ice sculptors to create a 200-square meter home of ice and snow.


A penguin swims in the water. [Photo/WeChat account: chongchuanonline]

A professional feeding team has also been set up to ensure their healthy and happy growth in the park.

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Gentoo penguins waddle around their home of ice and snow at Sendi Snow Park. [Photo/WeChat account: chongchuanonline]

During the upcoming Spring Festival holiday, which runs from Feb 10-17 this year, the snow park will organize activities centering on the newly-introduced penguins as well as popular science lectures to familiarize visitors with the wildlife species.