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