Penguin Bay Update

It’s been all hands to the deck this week at Penguin Bay, our exciting new walkthrough experience.

dzg-penbay-update-1The viewing platforms have been constructed and workers are laying foundations for rock and sand layers, alongside building decking walkways to allow visitors to get close to our 70-strong colony of rare Humboldt penguins.

Work is quite laborious as the whole programme is being carried out with the birds in-situ, so heavy plant and machinery is not allowed throughout the operation.

The £40,000 project will also include refurbishment of nest boxes, checking and resealing of the pool and provision of a creche for young Humboldts.

The scheme, which has been designed in-house, has been funded by DZG with a £3,000 donation from Darlaston-based company, Rubery Owen.

CAPTIONS: Birmingham schoolgirl, Megan Skarratt, aged 12, pours out a welcome cuppa for Penguin Bay workers Kriss Pearson (left) and Ben Vanes.