Friday, January 21, 2011

Penguin Aquarium

When you think of Nagasaki City, what comes to your mind first?  A port town with old western style architectures, trams, and the memories of Ryoma Sakamoto.  But do not miss the Penguin Aquarium.  I believe it is the only aquarium in Japan dedicated to penguins!

Penguins are interesting animals.  They swim like rockets.  In contrast, on land they stand still like statues.  They seem indifferent to others and won't budge, with some of them facing the wall.  I start to wonder if they are in meditation...

...until their feeders come.  The penguins rush to the humans who feed them every day.  They push and compete for fish.  It is hard to believe they are the same animals that I just saw.  I see.  They were just saving their energy.