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Traveling penguin exhibit coming to Topeka Zoo

December 16, 2011


— Topeka Zoo officials hope penguins will help boost attendance at the zoo this summer by at least 25 percent.

A traveling penguin exhibit, called Penguin Plunge, will be featured at the zoo from May 10 through September.

Zoo officials announced Friday that the exhibit features four to six African penguins in an interactive exhibit similar to the penguins' South African habitat.

Topeka citizens and businesses will be asked to help pay the $120,000 cost of the exhibit, with other funding provided by the Friends of the Zoo.

Zoo director Brendan Wiley said the penguin exhibit will be included in regular zoo admission prices.


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