Gallery: Penguins ‘Fly’ Through the Skies at Tokyo’s Sunshine Aquarium!

Penguins can walk, they can swim, and they can slide on their bellies - but they can't fly. However, at Tokyo's Sunshine Aquarium, penguins are getting a taste of what flight might be like. The aquarium is currently hosting a special penguin exhibit that involves letting the penguins swim in the "Sunshine Aqua Ring" -- which is normally reserved for the sea lions -- for one hour each evening. So while they aren't exactly taking flight, it's still a unique way to view penguins that probably can't be replicated anywhere else in the world.

The Sunshine Aquarium is a small aquarium located on the roof of a nine-story building in Tokyo’s Sunshine City. On the roof, the open-air “Aqua Ring” is elevated about 7.5 feet off the ground, giving visitors an opportunity to view sea lions — and now penguins — swimming from beneath. (This video shoes sea lions swimming laps in the Aqua Ring.) The “flying penguin” exhibit currently runs from 6:30 and 7:30 PM, and it is expected to run through September 2, 2012.

+ Sunshine Aquarium

Via Gizmodo


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