Penguins of a feather

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The Toledo Zoo is experiencing the year of flight through 2014. As part of the celebration, zoo-goers can partake in a weekend full of activities for the grand opening of Penguin Beach. Located next to the aquarium, the new penguin residence showcases how our monochromatic feathered friends fly underwater, with the exhibit’s “wall of water”. The new penguin home offers a stimulating living environment that displays the everyday lives of penguins like never before. Weekend activities include live penguin feedings, live music, keeper talks and educational activities throughout the zoo. The events kick-off on Friday at 10am as the penguins strut their stuff down the red carpet to Penguin Beach. The weekend celebration is also for opening day of Flamingo Key, so make sure to say stop over and say hi to the pink stilt walkers.

Visit the zoo for a full listing of weekend events. 9:30am. Zoo admission. Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way. 419-385-4040. toledozoo.org