World-First PRIDE Penguin Parade Over ‘Sydney Harbour Bridge’

In honour of Sydney WorldPride, the sub-Antarctic penguins at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium took part in a world-first PRIDE Penguin Parade.

The Gentoo and King penguins proudly marched over a city skyline of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Sydney Tower Eye, to commentary and rainbow flag waving from keepers and LGBTQIA+ representatives Alie Selvaraj and Scott Brazelton.

PRIDE Penguin Parade participants included:

  • Neptune, Arthur and Aurora: this season’s polyamorous, bisexual king penguin ‘throuple’
  • Forrest and Nog, the newest king penguin couple, showing signs of a blossoming romance
  • Odin and Wallace, the first interstate couple, following the arrival of Odin from SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium last winter
  • Derrick, the king penguin celebrating self-love this season

“The team at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium proudly supports and celebrates the right for everyone, including our penguins, to express themselves freely. Our gorgeous King and Gentoo penguins are so full of individual personality and are fitting representatives of love taking many forms in the animal kingdom. They are the perfect ambassadors for our fun, Sydney WorldPride tribute!”

Alie Selvaraj, Penguin Keeper, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

The Sydney Harbour Bridge and city skyline, adorned in rainbow flags, will be in position in the sub-Antarctic penguin enclosure until 5th March 2023.