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Zoo: Penguin & Puffin Coast Re-opens

Penguin & Puffin Coast at the Saint Louis Zoo will re-open to the public on Thursday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m. with a parade of king and gentoo penguins leading the way. Immediately following the parade, the exhibit will once again be open to the public every day.

The exhibit has been closed since Sept. 2013 for construction of McDonnell Polar Bear Point, which is next door to the penguin habitats. The Humboldt penguins have been receiving visitors at their outdoor habitat since Oct. 2014; however, the indoor portion of the exhibit has remained closed to the public. Major construction of Polar Bear Point will be complete by this spring, and the exhibit is expected to open in summer 2015.