Fifteen lucky people were able to watch the penguins of the Sea Life aquarium, during a breakfast on Wednesday morning. The animation is repeated every Wednesday until the end of August, one hour before the opening to the public.
"We were looking for an original activity to do in Seine-et-Marne because we do not go on vacation. We have a soft spot for animals and breakfasts. There is no one in front of the windows and we have time, we can linger on their behavior, "say David and Chloe Roissy-en-Brie.
Very active in the morning, the seventeen gentoo penguins and the ten king penguins of Sea Life give themselves to their heart's content. They slide on the pack ice, dive into the water and make their vocalises under the amused eye of the spectators.
Corinne, from Val-de-Marne, raved about her morning: "It's fascinating, soothing, impressive. I came when my son was small but there were still no penguins. I like when they dive, it looks like they do like us. "
Three penguins were born at Sea Life since last year
Damien, 11, lingers on the screen where we see the king penguin chick, born on July 21: "He is cute. It's a good surprise, I did not think there would be adults. "
"Dad and mom take care of the baby alternately. He is not going to the water yet and will make 2 kg soon. We will solicit visitors to find a name, "said Caroline, a biologist at the aquarium.
Flocon, her big sister, the first ever Sea Life born penguin, is a year and a half old. It is possible to distinguish it from others because its beak is not yet completely orange.
As for Abyss, a gentoo penguin born on June 1, he sleeps peacefully, his head buried in his shoulder. He has almost reached his adult size.
"We are teaching the threats to these birds with global warming, melting ice and pressure on food resources," Caroline warns.
Attendance at the 16% doped aquarium
"Attendance in July increased by 16% compared to July 2018 and August started well. We plan to extend the operation to the holidays of All Saints, "says Katia Bourdot, financial manager.
Among the new features are images of the seabed on a giant screen and a treasure hunt. "We have also installed an interactive screen. Children color marine animals, scan them and magically appear on an interactive screen, "explains Katia Bourdot.
Baby seahorses will be visible from September. Just like sharks and rays that have just joined the site. Finally, a new exhibition on Asia will begin at All Saints' Day.
Wednesday, August 21 and Wednesday, August 28, at 8:45, at 14, Danube course. Price: € 24.90 including access to the aquarium. Reservations on www.visitsealife.com/paris.