Antarctica

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Antarctica: an invitation to polar travel
Through the new Antarctica space, visitors are invited to explore the world of penguins from the subantarctic islands.
All is revealed behind a panoramic window nearly 30 m long and 3 m high, in an air conditioned space.
Your Marineland ticket enables you to attend this attraction from when the park opens to closing time. 
New attraction: start your day by discovering the penguins!
Every morning, we invite you to "break the ice" in Antartica! What are the differences between the various penguins? Do they all live in cold conditions? Are they endangered? Do they breed at Marineland? You can put all these questions and many more to their keeper. This is a great opportunity to learn more about these very distinctive birds and get your visit off to a good start with a presentation of the park and the programme for your day.
The polar world has suddenly become accessible to the general public
Two different colonies of penguins live in this area:
the majestic king penguin and its smaller cousin, the rockhopper penguin.
These birds are raised at Marineland and have been breeding for many years in the park.
With both species, this represents significant success in terms of the animal kingdom, because it was a considerable challenge to breed king penguins in an artificial environment: one that was successfully met by the Zoo team through the creation of a specific breeding protocol.
The penguin eggs are collected by the trainers when they are laid to prevent their being trampled (a current phenomenon with penguins in the wild), and the chicks are raised by humans after hatching in an incubator.

Once the young penguins have grown their adult plumage, they are put back into the colony to live their lives as sea birds with their fellow penguins.

The case of rockhopper penguins
As regards rearing  rockhopper penguins, the stakes were all the higher since they are an endangered species in their natural environment. They are particularly sensitive to climate change and the increasing scarcity of food in cold waters, and the numbers of these small crested penguins have declined dramatically in the last few decades.
Apart from the unique sight of these penguins going about their daily activities - swimming, climbing rocks, mating or emitting their loud cries, beaks pointing skywards - the visit also includes an exhibition presenting the species, the threats facing them in the wild and a film on penguin breeding at Marineland.
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A good tip!
Finally, as the height of sophistication, you can settle down in the panoramic restaurant and enjoy a meal in front of penguins  - and so enjoy cool summer evenings at Marineland!
Prices
At lunch time, you can enjoy a buffet (drink included for €20)
In the evening from €48 per person, a sample menu consisting of: a platter of seafood, 1/2 bottle of rosé or white wine   (AOC Côtes de Provence)
As from 19.00; booking possible until 17.00

For a cool moment in the middle of the ice floe!

Picture Gallery
Les gorfous sauteurs !
Les gorfous sauteurs !
Le manchot de Humboldt
Le manchot de Humboldt
La manchotière de l'espace Antarctica
La manchotière de l'espace Antarctica
Les manchots royaux
Les manchots royaux
Manchots royaux et gorfous sauteurs cohabitent dans la manchotière.
Manchots royaux et gorfous sauteurs cohabitent dans la manchotière.
Un gorfou sauteur au 1er plan.
Un gorfou sauteur au 1er plan.
Les manchots royaux en pleine mue !
Les manchots royaux en pleine mue !
Nouvelle animation: découverte des manchots
Nouvelle animation: découverte des manchots
Nouvelle animation: découverte des manchots
Nouvelle animation: découverte des manchots

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