2011-06-13

Animals from Lisbon Oceanarium

The Lisbon Oceanarium (Oceanário de Lisboa in portuguese) is one of my favorite places in Portugal! I've already been there 2 times and I'm sure that more will come... From the Oceanarium store I bought these two cards: one showing the Magellanic penguin and the other showing the big stars, the Alaska sea-otters.


 The first sea-otters were called "Eusébio" and "Amália" in honer of those two Portuguese.
"The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is a marine mammal native to the coasts of the northern and eastern North Pacific Ocean. Adult sea otters typically weigh between 14 and 45 kg (30 to 100 lb), making them the heaviest members of the weasel family, but among the smallest marine mammals." In Wikipedia






The Magellanic penguin (in Portuguese, Pinguim de Magalhães) "are medium-sized penguins which grow to be 61–76 cm (24–30 in) tall and weigh between 2.7 kg and 6.5 kg (5.9-14.3 lbs). The males are larger than the females, and the weight of both drops while the parents nurture their young.

Adults have black backs and white abdomens." In Wikipedia
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