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Penguin colony settles into new home in Ski Dubai

Sub-zero resort to host 20 of the flightless birds under deal with SeaWorld park in Texas

Penguin colony settles into new home in Ski Dubai
A penguin colony makes itself at home in Ski Dubai (All images courtesy of ITP)
Penguin colony settles into new home in Ski Dubai
The indoor ski slope has built a housing area and pool at the resort to resemble an Antarctic environment
Penguin colony settles into new home in Ski Dubai
The penguins arrived at Ski Dubai at the beginning of the year and will be on show to the public from Sunday
Penguin colony settles into new home in Ski Dubai
Before arriving in the UAE, the birds were part of a breeding programme at SeaWorld in Texas
Penguin colony settles into new home in Ski Dubai
The colony features ten king penguins and gentoo penguins
Penguin colony settles into new home in Ski Dubai
Animal rights groups have been critical of the project