A follow-up to an important real estate story we've been covering in the Detroit area.
The penguins in the Detroit Zoo have marched into their new home.
The Polk Penguin Conservation Center (PPCC) opens to the public on April 18, giving the penguins enough time to get used to their swanky new digs. The $29.5 million project is the largest center for penguins in the world. From the Detroit Zoo,
Among the most spectacular features of the 33,000-square-foot facility is a 326,000-gallon, 25-foot-deep aquatic area where visitors can watch as more than 80 penguins of four species explore their habitat. Two acrylic underwater tunnels provide breathtaking views as the birds swim and soar above and around visitors – and even below.
We featured a preview video here, but you can see it for yourself starting on April 18. We hope they have as good of a time living in the new center as we've had following their story.
- Polk Penguin Conservation Center [Detroit Zoo]
- Get an Inside Look at the Detroit Zoo's New Penguin Center [Curbed Detroit]
- Detroit Zoo Penguins Can't Wait For $29.5M Iceberg Mansion [Curbed Detroit]
- Detroit Zoo Penguins: $29M Iceberg Mansion is On Schedule [Curbed Detroit]