Two new penguins to arrive in Sri Lanka’s national zoo in Dehiwala

Oct 27, Colombo: Authorities of National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka in Dehiwala have decided to bring a pair of penguins to be displayed in the zoo.

The penguins are to be brought here from Japan under an animal exchange programme, said the Director of the zoo Bhashwara Senanka Gunarathna.

A special air conditioned section has already been constructed for the penguins that need low temperature conditions to live.

The last penguins that lived in Dehiwala zoo died in 2009, said a spokesman of the zoo.

The National Dehiwala zoo, located 11km from the capital Colombo, is a major attraction for local and foreign tourists. It is one of the finest and largest in Asia displaying around 350 species of animals in a 24-acre land.

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