According to the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit Zoo's Polk Penguin Conservation Center will remain penguin free for the next nine months as the center closes to undergo waterproofing repairs.

The penguins have been removed from the center. They'll live in the zoo's old penguinarium, away from visitor viewing, while their newer exhibit is repaired.

The zoo reported several months ago that about 9 gallons of groundwater were seeping into the conservation center and being pumped out each day.

The flaw was because of faulty waterproofing by the construction contractor that worked on the $32 million facility.

It's expected to reopen in mid-June of next year after repairs are complete. Please click on the above link for more information.