Saudi Arabia Finally Gets Its First Group Of Penguins And They Are In Jeddah

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The Fakieh Aquarium in Jeddah is one of the best aquariums in the region and they continue to give reasons to us to visit the place again and again.

According to the Arab News, penguins were introduced for the first time in Saudi Arabia at the Fakieh Aquarium on Monday.

A new penguin tank has been installed in the Fakieh Aquarium where they are currently on display. 

The eight penguins were brought from Peru and age between two to four years. 

This particular species of penguins is called the Humboldt penguin and is native to South America.

Speaking to Arab News, Zaki Sadayo, executive manager of the aquarium said: “We’re delighted to bring the first-ever group of penguins to Saudi Arabia.”

Fakieh Aquarium continues to reinvent itself and before introducing penguins the aquarium started using augmented reality to create a more immersive experience for visitors.

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The aquarium currently has over 200 species of underwater life on display. 

So one may ask what’s next after penguins? Well, their official website states that they are planning to introduce an attraction that would allow visitors to swim with dolphins.

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Mohammed Mirza

Mohammed is an avid traveler who is constantly on the hunt for new and upcoming Saudi travel destinations. Having lived much of his life in Saudi, he knows the country like the back of his hand. He's also a book lover at heart and is the author of a novel called "Desert Promises".

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