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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

1-5 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour

Sydney 2000

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Regular Opening Hours
Open Thursday - Monday 10am - 4pm (Last entry 3pm)
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

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Bringing our sub-Antarctic Penguin Colony to you 24hrs a day!

This live stream was made possible by the Panasonic AW-UE4


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The Penguin Program

Catch our penguin colony at any hour of the day!

Our colony of Sub-Antartic Penguins are pretty busy birds! They have to eat, sleep, waddle, eat, swim, poop... and the best part? You get to watch it all! 

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8:00 am - 10:00 am: It's time to clean! Watch our Penguin keepers scrub the penguin exhibit clean and pump in fresh fluffy snow for the penguins to enjoy! 

2:30 pm - 3 pm: LUNCH TIME! Watch as our King Penguins gulp down a fishy feed! Noticed the Gentoo penguins disappearing? They are being fed in the penguin pool!

4:00 pm: Bedtime! It is winter here at Macquarie Island and gets dark quick! Our penguins all like to snuggle into bed early this time of year

Enrichment Sessions: Keep your eyes peeled throughout the day as our penguin Keepers do regular enrichment sessions with our penguins throughout the week. Our penguins love to play with bubbles, soccer balls, slides and toys - you might even spot things hidden in the ice!

Meet the Penguins

Get on a first name basis with our sub-Antarctic penguin colony

Gentoo Steven

Meet Steven

Steven is a typical Gentoo, super cheeky, very inquisitive and always under the feet of our keepers! He loves enrichment games and 'helping' the keepers with their buckets or chores. Gentoo’s don’t reach maturity until 3 years old so he still has a few years left of this playful, child-like period. His favourite enrichment game is smashing jelly cakes!

King Penguin Nog

Meet Nog

Nog is an energetic and cheeky character who likes to look after the younger chicks and is respected and loved by his peers. He’s also easy to spot with his big eyes and funny walk as he waddles with his head down, as if he is heading to important matters of state. We’re hoping that his agreeable nature will see him attract a queen and we can welcome a royal chick into our breeding program in the next few years.

Meet Sphen & Magic

Same-sex couple, Sphen and Magic began developing a strong bond and became inseparable before breeding season, and are constantly seen waddling around and going for swims together. The couple were given a foster egg to look after... and it hatched! Baby 'Sphengic' was born and they are now a happy penguin family of three!

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