Friday, July 16, 2010

Penguins behind the glass

Penguins have a home far from the South Pole at the Biodome de Montreal, a natural science museum near Olympic Stadium. The Biodome should not be confused with the Biosphere, the geodesic dome that was part of the world’s fair Expo 67. The penguins live in a frosty environment that includes a big swimming tank. All of it is behind glass so visitors can see the penguins above and below the water. The ornament came from the Biodome gift shop.

Biodome de Montreal penguins in a clear plastic globe
Acquired: March 6, 2005, Boutique du Biodome, Montreal, P.Q.
Size: 2.5 inches diameter
Price: 6.99 $CAN

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