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Subject: Karlsruhe Zoo, Dar es Salaam Zoo, Aquaworld Aquarium, Hangzhou Zoo, Monkey Jungle
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A penguinarium in Prague

A penguinarium is a vivarium for penguins intended to simulate aspects of their natural environment.[1]

Penguinariums date back at least to 1968, when the Detroit Zoo opened the first in North America and possibly the world.[2][3] The penguinarium is planning to expand in 2015 with a US $21 million overhaul funded in part by a US $10 million donation - the largest in the zoo's history - from a single donor.[3] When completed, the penguinarium is expected to be 24,000-sq-ft. As of 2005, the world's largest penguinarium was located on the Spanish island of Tenerife, where twelve tons of artificial snow were generated daily for the penguins at Loro Parque aquarium.[4]


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