Ski Dubai organises a march of its penguins

Ski Dubai will mark World Penguin Day on April 25 by creating a mini-migration route for its resident birds.

Dubai, Jan 30th, 2012 -- A colony of snow penguins  from Sea World in San Antonio will move into Ski Dubai in Mall of Emirates starting in February 2012. Visitors to ÔSnow Penguins at Ski DubaiÕ will get a chance to get up close and personal with the birds and learn about them. Photo by: Sarah Dea/ The National
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DUBAI // Ski Dubai will mark World Penguin Day on April 25 by creating a mini-migration route for its resident birds.

Adelie penguins in the Antarctic traditionally begin their annual northward migration on this day and the indoor ski park has created a northly track for the penguins to follow.

Designated viewing spots will allow visitors to follow the march of the penguins and even join in as they journey across the trail, guided by a team of Ski Dubai staff.

"The Snow Penguins are a part of the Ski Dubai family and it is our endeavour to do everything we can to celebrate these magnificent creatures while simultaneously raising awareness about their natural habitat and the conservation efforts needed to sustain them for generations to come," said Omar El Banne, the marketing and sales director of Majid Al Futtaim Leisure & Entertainment.

The World Penguin Day march will begin in the Snow Park at 6pm. For more information, visit www.skidxb.com.