Penguins aplenty

Our colony of Humboldt penguins is the largest parent-reared group in the UK.

dzg_love_your_zoo_peng_2_webAnd with more than 70 of the flightless birds inhabiting Penguin Bay keepers have a hard time when it comes to the daily head count!

Back in 1991 we started off with just five hand-reared chicks, a number that has grown steadily over the past 22 years, and today our award-winning conservation programme has also been recognised by BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums), for sustained breeding of a captive species. 

Learn more about Humboldts during our 3pm talk and feed today at Penguin Bay.


11.45 Macaque Talk & Feed 12.00 Castle Bird of Prey Display 12.30 Giraffe Talk & Feed 12.15 Tiger Talk & Feed 12.45 Otter Talk & Feed 1.00 Bear Talk & Feed 2.00 Go Wild Show in The Go Wild! Theatre 2.45 Sealion Talk & Feed 3.00 Penguin Talk & Feed 3.15 Meet the Chimp Keeper 3.15 Creature Feature in The Go Wild! Theatre 4.00 Meerkat Talk & Feed 4.15 Ghost Walk from the Grey Lady Tavern   dzg_love_your_zoo_peng_2_web  

Love Your Zoo Week encourages the public to visit their local BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) zoos, aquariums and wildlife centres to discover brilliant and exciting projects that are happening right now on their doorstep . . .