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1-5 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour

Sydney 2000

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Regular Opening Hours
Open daily 10am - 6pm (Last entry 5pm)
Summer Holiday Opening Hours
Open daily 9.30am - 7pm (Last entry 6pm) Public holidays may effect these hours please refer to our opening hours page
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
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Sphen, Magic & Sphengic

Same Sex Penguin Power Couple

The Sphengic Story!

Same sex penguin couple, Sphen and Magic began developing a strong bond in 2018 and became inseparable before breeding season. They were constantly seen waddling around and going for swims together in the Penguin Expedition.

As breeding season fast approached, the couple started collecting ‘pebbles’ to create a nest in their spot, and now have more pebbles than any other couple! Gentoo parents keep their eggs warm on pebble nesting rings scattered throughout the Macquarie Island exhibit. Swapping duties daily, while one of the parents are doing their best to incubate the egg, the other is patrolling the perimeters of the nest, warding off any potential pebble thieves or over-inquisitive neighbours.

To ensure the couple were not excluded from the season, Magic and Sphen were given a dummy egg to allow them to practice incubating and develop their skills. They were absolute naturals and displayed great care for their egg, so much so, the team at Sea Life Sydney fostered a real egg to them from another couple who had two.

In October of 2018, the two successfully hatched baby SPHENGIC!

Today, the couple are still going strong and have paired up for a second breeding season! 

Sphengic

 

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WIN!

WIN THE CHANCE TO GET ON THE ICE WITH “SPHENGIC” AND OUR PENGUIN COLONY!

WIN THE CHANCE TO GET ON THE ICE WITH “SPHENGIC” AND OUR PENGUIN COLONY!

To enter:

  1. Using only emojis, tell us what you love most about #penguinpowercouple on our recent instagram post
  2. Tag the penguin lover that you would bring along with you
  3. Follow us on Instagram @sealifesydneyaquarium

Competition ends 20/11/2019.

For full T&C’s click here 

 

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Get on the Ice with the Penguin Trio

Book a Penguin Passport experience and get on the ice with Sydney's only Antarctic penguin colony. 

Penguin Passport Experience

On the ice with our penguins

BOOK ONLINE

$119

PER ADULT
  • Get up close to our cheeky Gentoo and King penguins
  • A truly unique 75 minute on the ice and behind the scenes experience (age 14+)
  • All day aquarium admission included

Penguin Experience Gift Voucher

A truly unique gift experience, on the ice!

BOOK ONLINE

$119

PER ADULT
  • Get up close to our cheeky Gentoo and King penguins
  • A truly unique 75 minute on the ice and behind the scenes experience (age 14+)
  • All day aquarium admission included

1 year of Sphengic

Sphengic learns to swim

On the Ice with Sphengic

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