All posts tagged: Gentoo

Belfast penguin colony welcomes nine chicks

Visitors to the penguin enclose at Belfast Zoo this week can expect to find nine recently hatched penguin chicks. The Zoo has been actively involved in a breeding programme for the species since 1984, with the new arrivals joining a collection of 37 gentoo and two rockhopper penguins. Zoo manager, Alyn Cairns, said “The penguin […]

Breeding success at Penguin Rock this year

RZSS Edinburgh Zoo had a successful breeding season this year and welcomed 19 gentoo chicks and one northern rockhopper chick to its Penguin Rock enclosure. Penguin breeding season, which began in March, is now coming to a close and these once tiny chicks are now growing into adorably fluffy youngsters. The first gentoo chicks hatched […]

Celebrating World Penguin Day

World Penguin Day is celebrated every year on 25th April and was created to promote the health and conservation of these amazing flightless birds. To celebrate we have created a round up of our favourite penguin species and where you can see them. Rockhopper penguins are one of the smallest penguins standing at just 20 […]