Magellanic penguins return to Portugal


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The sculptures of Magellanic Penguins, made of plastic collected from the seas covered by Magellan’s voyage, by the urban artist Bordalo II, have returned to Portugal after being exhibited at the World Expo in Dubai (Expo 2020 Dubai).

The Magellanic Penguins can now be visited in the garden of the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere, in Algés. The species of penguin represented in the sculptures owes its name to the Portuguese navigator who first mentioned it in 1520.

The artistic installation is intended to convey a message of sustainability and an urgent call for a change in behavior in favor of the health of the planet, also drawing attention to the diversity of animal species of the great “Ocean Planet”, introduced to us by the expedition led by Ferdinand Magellan.

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