The Polk Penguin Conservation Center is a truly exceptional facility, located at the Detroit Zoo, that provides penguins with a living space that more closely mimics their natural environment than any other penguin facility in the world.
Designed by Jones & Jones, which has also designed other sections within the Detroit Zoo, the Polk Penguin Conservation Center was designed with input from polar ecologist and penguin expert Dr. Bill Fraser. The facility measures over 3,000 square meters and is equipped with rocks, wave machines and a massive new pool. The water and air temperature are both set to mimic the penguins' natural habitats. The pool even boasts an underwater gallery that gives visitors an exceptional view of the beautiful birds.
Ultimately, the Polk Penguin Conservation Center is one of the most cutting-edge examples of zoo facilities designed with the animals' well-being in mind.
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