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 […]
Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire will be celebrating Penguin Awareness Weekend (Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January) by offering discounted entry to all those dressed in black and white, just like their waddle of Humboldt penguins. The zoo will also be asking visitors to join their #TZPenguinPledge and only eat sustainable fish for one whole month, […]
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 […]
Keepers at West Midland Safari Park have been celebrating the arrival of a fluffy Humboldt penguin chick, the first to hatch at the park in its 44 year history. The appearance of an egg on 9 March provided much excitement at the park, with a tiny, cute grey chick hatching five weeks later on 19 April. […]
Enjoy an exciting and educational day out at Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water this summer. At one of the UK’s biggest bird gardens, families can discover an array of amazing wildlife from king penguins to tortoises. Situated in the picturesque Cotswolds, Birdland boasts a beautiful natural setting of woodland, river and gardens that are inhabited by over […]
A south American Penguin that breeds in coastal Peru and Chile, is named after the cold water current it swims in. It is classified as a threatened species with an estimated 3,300 to 12,000 population.
The origins of West Midland Safari & Leisure Park can be traced back to the 18th century and Spring Grove House, which still stands at the attraction, but the estate first opened as the safari park in 1973. The park boasts 1,700 animal encounters along with some great family fun rides and attractions, all set in 200 acres of leafy Worcestershire.
Seaview Wildlife Encounter on the Isle of Wight is the only attraction on the island offering one-on-one Penguin and Meerkat Encounters. Found on the north east coast of the island, on the outskirts of the yachting village of Seaview, it is a hidden gem.
Drusillas Park near Alfriston in East Sussex is a family-run business, founded in 1922 when the late Captain Ann bought a derelict farm and 20 acres of land and opened a tea room, named after his first wife, Drusilla, adding attractions and animals to help boost trade.
Curraghs Wildlife Park on the Isle of Man was opened in 1965 and has over 50 acres; 26 acres with large open walk-through enclosures, some smaller constructed enclosures, play areas, a cafe and a shop. The rest of the park is a nature reserve with a wooden walkway.
One of the UK’s flagship attractions, ZSL London Zoo, is run by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Founded in 1826, the society’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.