Sunshine Aquarium “Let’s Think Together! World Penguins and Otters Day” * World Penguins Day *

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Period World Penguins Day: April 16th (Friday) -April 25th (Sunday) (World Otter Day: May 14th (Friday) -May 26th (Wednesday))

Have you ever thought about the environment in which "penguins" and "otters" are located?

Penguins in the sky

Penguins in the sky

The Sunshine Aquarium will be open for 10 days from April 16th (Friday) to 25th (Sunday), including "World Penguin Day" on April 25th, and "World Otter Day" on May 26th. During the 13 days from May 14th (Friday) to 26th (Wednesday), including "World Otter Day", we will disseminate the charm of penguins and otters and pay attention to the environmental and social issues surrounding the ecology and its creatures. We will hold an event "Let's think together! World Penguins and Otters Day".

During the period, with the cooperation of "ShoeZ", an organization that strives to conserve animals and the natural environment and is focusing on planning and managing various hands-on conservation education programs in various places, the ecology of penguins and otters We have set up a "Penguins (otter) commentary corner" that explains the relationship with environmental issues.

The "Penguins (otter) mini picture book" distributed to visitors is filled in in a quiz format so that you can understand the creatures more deeply, and when completed, the original "Penguins (otter) doctor's certificate" will be given. you can get.

In addition, we will deliver a free "Learn at home! Penguins (otter) course" on YouTube that even those who cannot come to the aquarium can enjoy.

Through this event, which conveys the charm of penguins and otters and the current situation in the wild in an easy-to-understand manner, please use this event as an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of penguins and otters in aquariums and at home.



Meadow penguins

Meadow penguins

Small-clawed otter

Small-clawed otter

What is World Penguins Day …
Researchers celebrated the appearance of Adelie penguins at an American base in Antarctica around April 25 every year. The English notation is "World Penguin Day". Penguins are declining at a rapid pace due to the effects of recent climate change such as global warming. Therefore, "World Penguins Day" is also a day to spread the fact that it is in danger of extinction all over the world, and to think about the conservation, conservation activities and environmental problems of penguins species.
At the Sunshine Aquarium, on the day of the World Penguins, we will hold an event that will give each person an opportunity to think about the current state of the global environment.
What is World Otter Day?
The last Wednesday of May is designated as "World Otter Day" by the International Otter Survival Fund, and various events are held all over the world to let people know about the current state of otters in the world and to lead to conservation. It is

Japan is considered to be the largest smuggling destination, and in smuggling, newborn otters are carried in a poor environment, and most of them die during the transportation. In 2019, due to the revision of the Washington Convention, commercial transactions are prohibited regardless of whether it is free of charge, individuals or businesses, and in principle it is prohibited to move or sell new pets. There are many other factors that are reducing the population, and the Sunshine Aquarium will hold an event to convey the harsh reality of otters on World Otters Day.

  • "Let's think together! World Penguins and Otters Day ”Overview

Name: Let's think together! World Penguins Otters Day
Period: World Penguins Day: April 16th (Friday) -April 25th (Sunday)
(World Otter Day: May 14th (Friday) -May 26th (Wednesday))
Fee: Free * A separate aquarium admission fee is required.

Penguins in the sky

Penguins in the sky

African penguin

African penguin

<Details of World Penguins Day Edition April 16th (Friday) -April 25th (Sunday)>
・ Penguins commentary corner <Cooperation: ShoeZ>
We will exhibit a panel that explains the ecology and characteristics of penguins. It is a content that you can learn about environmental issues surrounding penguins.
Place: Next to the "Japanese clear stream" aquarium on the 2nd floor of the building

・ Penguins mini picture book
Using the above "Penguins Commentary Corner" as a hint, fill in the form with the answers to the quiz and present it to the staff at the exit to receive the original "Dr. Penguins Certificate". Furthermore, if you complete the Kawauso Mini Encyclopedia during the World Otter Day edition, you will receive an additional special card along with the "Dr. Kawauso Certificate" !!
Mini picture book distribution place: Next to the "Japanese clear stream" aquarium on the 2nd floor of the building

Learn at home! Penguins course image

Learn at home! Penguins course image

・ Learn at home! Penguins course <Cooperation: ShoeZ>
Whether you come to the aquarium or not, we will hold a penguins course where everyone can enjoy learning about penguins. You can watch the course for free on YouTube. * Recorded video
Delivery date: Scheduled for April 16th (Friday) * You can also view it from the archive after delivery.
Delivery URL:http://www.youtube.com/user/SunshineAquarium ( Official YouTube of Sunshine Aquarium)

Original mini towel

Original mini towel

Collaboration polo shirt with Munisingwear worn by aquarium staff during the period

Collaboration polo shirt with Munisingwear worn by aquarium staff during the period

・ Collaboration with Munsingwear <Cooperation: Descente Japan Co., Ltd.>
Through collaboration with "Munsingwear", which has the penguins nicknamed Little Pete as its symbol mark, the marine animal breeding staff in charge of penguins and otters wear environmentally friendly organic cotton polo shirts. Is worn.
In addition, Munsingwear original mini towels will be presented to those who complete the Penguins Mini Encyclopedia during the "World Penguins Day Edition" session (April 16th (Friday) -April 25th (Sunday)) !! (First 300 people) Ends as soon as it runs out)

Original eco bag image

Original eco bag image

・ Sale of limited original eco bags <Cooperation: ShoeZ>
We will sell eco-bags made by ShoeZ that are limited to this event. All proceeds will be donated by ShoeZ to SANCCOB (Southern Africa Coastal Bird Conservation Foundation) (*).
Sales location: Near the aquarium exit
Sale date: April 17th (Sat), 18th (Sun), 24th (Sat), 25th (Sun) 10: 00-18: 00 each day
(*) Volunteer organization protecting injured and sick seabirds in South Africa

Penguins feather key chain 495 yen

Penguins feather key chain 495 yen

・ Sale of original goods for World Penguins Day
Shop Aqua Pocket sells "Penguins Feathered Keychains (495 yen)", which contains penguins feathers raised in the Sunshine Aquarium inside a penguins-shaped wooden keychain.

Acrylic strap 750 yen each (Writer name: Shibasana)

Acrylic strap 750 yen each (Writer name: Shibasana)

・ Ikimono goods online shop "Ikimo-ru"
The online shop "Ikimoru" will feature penguins from April 1st to April 30th. (Ikimoru http://ikimall.ikimonopal.jp/)

* In response to the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in nearby prefectures, the outdoor area marine garden "Penguins in the Sky" aquarium will be exhibited with protective nets, etc., and the "Penguins in the Meadow" aquarium will be on display for the time being. The exhibition is suspended.

<World Otter Day Notice May 14th (Friday) -May 26th (Wednesday)>

・ Otter commentary corner
We will exhibit a panel that explains the ecology and characteristics of otters. It is a content that you can learn about environmental issues surrounding otters.
Place: Next to the "Japanese clear stream" aquarium on the 2nd floor of the building

・ Otter mini picture book
Using the "otter commentary corner" as a hint, fill in the answers to the quiz and present it to the staff at the exit to receive the original "Dr. Otter Certificate". If you bring the Penguins Mini Encyclopedia completed during the "World Penguins Day" held in April, you will receive an additional special card !!
Mini picture book distribution place: Next to the "Japanese clear stream" aquarium on the 2nd floor of the building

Notice of the birth of a baby river otter!
A baby was born on February 1st to the popular couples "Mahalo" and "Raja" of the small-clawed otter, who are popular in the Sunshine Aquarium.
Currently, in the outdoor area marine garden "Waterside of otters", the state of child-rearing is open to the public, and you may be able to see the smiling state of child-rearing and the appearance of lovely babies.
In addition, a video showing precious moments such as childbirth and breastfeeding is now available on YouTube!

☆ About name recruitment
The Sunshine Aquarium is looking for names for the three babies of the river otter that were born from April 5th. Details will be announced at a later date.

Three babies of river otter

Three babies of river otter

Child-rearing

Child-rearing

The state of child-rearing is being delivered on the official YouTube of Sunshine Aquarium!
http://www.youtube.com/user/SunshineAquarium

* Various other events are planned for the World Otter Day edition. Details will be announced separately.

Cooperating organizations / companies
"ShoeZ"
It is an organization formed by volunteers in 2014, and currently about 10 members are planning and managing various programs.
At zoos and aquariums that everyone can easily visit, we will take a closer look at the animals, understand the meaning of their body formation and behavior, and think about the natural environment beyond. Then, we will know the important connection between animals and the natural environment, and find out what we can do to maintain that connection. With the cooperation of zoos and aquariums around the world, we continue to deliver important messages to many people.

"Munsing wear"
In 1955, Munisingwear was born as the world's first golfwear brand. Munisingwear is an ageless brand that proposes a rich and sophisticated life scene for all golf lovers with the concept of "American sports casual" and "penguins" as a symbol.

* Contents and schedule may change depending on the situation.
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■ Overview of Sunshine Aquarium
Location: 3-1 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo Sunshine City World Import Mart Building / Rooftop
Business hours: 10: 00-18: 00, 9: 30-21: 00 (March 20, 2021-September 7, 2021)
* Last admission is 1 hour before the end * Subject to change
Admission: Adults (high school students and above) 2,400 yen, children (elementary and junior high school students) 1,200 yen, infants (4 years old and above) 700 yen
* Subject to change
Contact: Sunshine Aquarium 03-3989-3466
URL: https://sunshinecity.jp/
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