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Penguins at Edinburgh Zoo to get £750,000 pen

Penguins at Edinburgh Zoo are to be housed in a state of the art enclosure. Picture: EPA

Penguins at Edinburgh Zoo are to be housed in a state of the art enclosure. Picture: EPA

PENGUINS at Edinburgh Zoo are to be housed in a new £750,000 “21st century” enclosure it was revealed yesterday.

The state-of-the-art pen, named Penguin Rock, will provide entertainment for the birds including diving platforms, a mock beach and a bubble ­machine.

It is hoped the enclosure will be completed early next year allowing visitors to get closer to the penguins.

Head of animals Darren McGarry said: “We’re sure visitors will be thrilled to see our iconic penguins when they return to explore and engage with their enclosure early next year.”

 
 
 

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