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Discussion in 'Canada' started by Hyak_II, 25 Dec 2014.

  1. Hyak_II

    Hyak_II Well-Known Member

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    As a fine gift for Christmas, the mall has announced the hatching of an endangered African Black Footed Penguin chick.

    This chick is quite the achievement for the mall for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it is the first penguin chick to hatch at the mall in over 6 years. As well, it is also the first second generation mall born bird, as its father, Bam Bam, was born at West Edmonton Mall as well. Finally, it has also been completely parent raised, which is quite the achievement in its self for these first time parents !

    See here for some more info on the chick and for a video.
     
  2. wensleydale

    wensleydale Well-Known Member

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    I've never really wanted to go to the West Edmonton Mall, but now I do. I understand that the place is large enough to wander around in for days, how much of the mall does the zoo/aquarium/whatever they call it take up?
     
  3. snowleopard

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    There is a sea lion pool outside the underground aquarium (Sea Life Caverns) but the aquarium itself can easily be seen in 30 minutes or less. It is very tiny and only a miniscule portion of the huge shopping mall.
     
  4. Hyak_II

    Hyak_II Well-Known Member

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    What Snowleopard said. The on display aquarium portion is roughly 80-100 feet long and ~15-20 feet wide.

    There is a MASSIVE set of aquariums that circles around the lake, but sadly when the submarine ride was decommissioned in 2005, the oppertunity to view them was eliminated :(