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Nat Geo Wild sets course for “Penguin Paradise”

U.S. net Nat Geo Wild is to follow the building of SeaWorld Orlando's ambitious penguin habitat in one-hour special Building Penguin Paradise (pictured), which premieres March 2.
February 21, 2014

U.S. net Nat Geo Wild is to follow the building of SeaWorld Orlando’s ambitious penguin habitat in one-hour special Building Penguin Paradise (pictured), which premieres March 2.

The program will look at the engineering feats necessary to build Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, the Florida park’s largest enclosure for its 200-plus penguins, which features 45-foot-high icebergs, a family adventure ride, and culinary and retail shops.

The special, which covers the building of the 18-month project, will highlight footage of ice-formation carving, and the installation of a viewing window which weighs as much as a school bus.

Building Penguin Paradise is produced by Arrow Media, and exec produced by Tom Brisley, Nick Metcalfe and Janet Han Vissering.

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