Arctic Penguins Arrive in Dubai
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Twenty penguins are settling in to their new home - Dubai - one of the hottest places in the world. They're sharing their new home with skiers and snow boarders at one of the emirates indoor ski slopes.(Feb. 7)

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HEADLINE:Arctic Penguins arrive in Dubai---------------------------------------CAPTION: Twenty penguins are settling in to their new home - Dubai - one of the hottest places in the world. They're sharing their new home with skiers and snow boarders at one of the emirates indoor ski slopes.(Feb. 7)----------------------------------------[Location - Date:]Dubai[Source:]AP Television[VO:][VOICE-OVER]TRACK#1 WHEN YOU THINK OF PENGUINS, IT'S PROBABLY A SAFE BET THAT YOU DON'T IMAGINE THEM LIVING IN THE DESERT.BUT ... THIS IS DUBAI, THE DESERT KINGDOM WHICH ALREADY BOASTS AN INDOOR SKI SLOPE. SO THE ADDITION OF TWENTY PENGUINS TO THE RESORT... ISN'T TOO FAR OUT OF THE ORDINARY.[SOT/]Judy Petersen-Fleming, Wildlife consultant :"This is the perfect environment. It is pristine snow. There is no chemicals whatsoever and there's different levels and playground and heights for penguins to play in. But this is a place, in the bustling city of Dubai to try to connect people to nature. So for me it was a perfect place to try to create that awareness of where these amazing birds live, the Antarctic."VISITORS TO THE PARK WILL BE ABLE TO SPEND TIME WITH A PENGUIN. EVEN HAVE THEIR PICTURES TAKEN WITH THEM.BUT THIS IS MORE THAN JUST A PHOTO OP. THE INTENTION HERE IS TO EDUCATE.[SOT/]Tom Scheffer, Operations manager from Ski Dubai :"After operating for six years, Ski Dubai obviously offered a lot of fun to our guests, and we felt that it was a great point in time to start educating people and bringing awareness about issues around the world and our environment and so forth. And we found that the birds, together with SeaWorld our partner, were a great point to allow our guests to learn about the environment and our surroundings."AS WELL AS RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT PENGUINS AND THEIR HABITAT, PART OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE PENGUIN ENCOUNTERS WILL GO TOWARDS PENGUIN CONSERVATION PROJECTS AROUND THE WORLD.[SIGOUT/REPORTER, LOCATION, ASSOCIATED PRESS](****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: -------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: ---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: -----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: ----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: ----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): --------------------------------SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE: