Manila Ocean Park

When Penguins meet Mary

So last month I was finally able to visit the penguin exhibit in Manila Ocean Park and I was BEYOND EXCITED. You all know how much I adore these creatures but I’ve never seen them live or have come in close contact with them. The moment I found out that MOP was having them over in the Philippines (which is a Tropical country so we don’t really have penguins), I made sure to visit them!

Went there straight after school from my dorm with my family and watched a Sea Lion show first. Could not contain my excitement to see the penguins so we rushed to the exhibit immediately after the show.

These are all Humboldt Penguins by the way. The Emperor penguin you see is just a statue! Deceiving really but my visit wouldn’t be complete without me having to feed them of course. BEST EXPERIENCE EVER. Had a real connection with this little penguin!

I was able to slide down the ice slide too and entered the snow village that was too cold for life but they came with jackets so it sort of helped. That concludes my penguin experience! 🙂

Happy sunday!