Penguin center wins award
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — The Polk Penguin Conservation Center at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak has received the 2017 Exhibit Award from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.
The zoo says the award is the top honor bestowed annually upon accredited institutions for excellence in exhibit design.
The $31 million, 33,000-square-foot center opened in April 2016. It features a 326,000-gallon, 25-foot-deep aquatic area where visitors can view more than 80 penguins. It includes an underwater gallery with an acrylic window and two acrylic tunnels.