By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– The Denver Zoo is celebrating a new exhibit for its African penguin flock. The new Pinnacol Penguin Point replaces the previous exhibit at Bird World.

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The improvements mean a bigger pool for the penguins with clearer water so visitors can actually watch them swim.

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African penguins are temperate which means they don’t like cold or snow. This exhibit has electric coils to melt snow and keep their feet warm.

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That extra space could eventually mean an addition to the 17 birds who will live in the exhibit.

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Jennifer McRae