This Aquarium Is the Only Place On Earth Where Penguins Can Fly

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The Sunshine Aquarium—located atop an entertainment complex in the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo—features a unique ring-shaped see-through tank perched seven-and-a-half feet over guests that usually lets them watch the facility's seal population swim laps.

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But this summer the aquarium's added a special penguin exhibit, and every evening the birds are given exclusive access to the Aqua Ring which presumably gives them a small taste of what it might be like to fly. During their nightly excursion in the circular tank the seals are kept at bay given they're one of the penguin's natural predators. And because having an up-close view of what might happen should a penguin and seal meet might not be particularly enjoyable for the aquarium's younger guests.

Illustration for article titled This Aquarium Is the Only Place On Earth Where Penguins Can Fly
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andrewliszewski
Andrew Liszewski

Although, penguins do seem to get some impressive air right before they're about to get snapped up by a Leopard seal.