Penguins living in the desert

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POSTED: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 9:04am

A group of penguins has taken up residence in the middle of the desert.

These penguins now call Dubai home.

Before you think they may get homesick, these little guys are being given all the creature comforts of their arctic homeland.

The group is living in Dubai's massive indoor ski slope.

Originally part of a breeding program at Sea World in Texas, the colony was flown in from the United States in what organizers say is a first for the Middle East.

Visitors will be able to get near the animals, but for a hefty price.

Tickets to interact and swim with the penguins range from $50-$135 dollars.

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