So, as you probably know, I have an aquarium review section on www.penguinpower.info. Five 🐧s means the penguin habitat at the aquarium or zoo is first rate. When I go to an aquarium, I am looking for a lot of elements for my review. Today, I am going to talk about what I look for when doing a review.
One of the first things to look for is the size and cleanliness of the penguin habitat. If the penguins are in a small area, I greatly reduce my rating. I like the penguins to have an area for swimming, an area for waddling around and some areas for resting or nesting.
The second thing I like to see is staff or volunteers available to answer questions from the visitors. A lot of times, people have questions about the penguins - from what they eat to where they live in the wild? Without a person trained to answer these questions, people might get inaccurate information. For example, I have heard visitors tell each other that penguins live in the North Pole. After reading my blog, I hope you know that penguins in nature are only found in the Southern Hemisphere.
When aquariums or zoos have a penguin encounter, I also add that information to my reviews. I want the encounters to provide a lot of facts about the penguins, give people a chance to see the birds up close and educate people about what they can do to minimize our impact on the oceans and the habitats of these amazing birds.
I try to stay objective during my reviews, but the reviews are also based on my opinions about the aquarium and my experience during my visit. I remind myself that there are no set rules about doing the reviews, but I always share my honest opinions.
I hope that this blog post has helped you look at penguin habitats in a new way. Goodbye penguin fans! #WattleON