Muscat: Oman Aquarium, located in Mall of Muscat, Al Mabella recently welcomed its first baby penguin and is now inviting visitors over to meet the new member in the family.
The baby penguin was born at the first and only indoor public aquarium in the Sultanate on September 9, 2021.
The baby penguin belongs to the African Penguins species that originate from the rocky South-Western coast of Africa.
With this very complex and delicate feat, Oman Aquarium, now has a colony of 12 African Penguins. The species are also known as Black Foot Penguins.
During the first few weeks following its birth, the baby penguin was kept under the constant care of its parents and aquarium caretakers.
The Black Foot Penguins are an endangered species, and every birth boosts the survival of such species across the world. Visitors can learn more about this breed of penguins at the aquarium.
“We are extremely thrilled to welcome the new member to the colony of penguins in Oman Aquarium. The African Penguins are an endangered species, and we are proud to play an active role in the efforts to protect them,” says Mahmood Mohamed Ali Al Jarwani, Chairman of Tamani Trading & Entertainment LLC, the Operator of Oman Aquarium.
Head over to Oman Aquarium to meet the adorable baby penguin. The aquarium is open from 10 am to 10 pm on weekdays and till 11:00 pm on weekends.