March of the penguins… into Ski Dubai

Dubai indoor ski slope set to play host to colony of snow penguins
March of the penguins… into Ski Dubai
The snow penguins will take part in daily displays in Ski Dubai
By Shane McGinley
Thu 12 Jan 2012 06:42 PM

Dubai shoppers will soon be able to get up close and
personal with snow penguins, after Ski Dubai announced it would play host to a
colony of the Antarctic birds.

The indoor ski slope, located in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates,
said it planned to build a special enclosure to host the birds as part of a
multi-generation breeding programme.

The environment will “mirror the Antartic,” Ski Dubai said
in an emailed statement. “Visitors will be able to view the snow penguin's
natural antics.”

The penguins will be on show from early February, in the statement
said, after being recently relocated from US-based SeaWorld.

Dubai state-owned developer Nakheel said in 2008 it had
struck a deal to build SeaWorld Dubai as part of the 'Worlds of Discovery' themed
attractions on the manmade Palm Jebel Ali project.

The company suspended more than 100 property projects in the
wake of the Dubai property crash, including the Palm Jebel Ali project.

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