Penguin Week at Birdland Park & Gardens
Who doesn’t love Penguins!? Our client, Birdland Park & Gardens is hosting Penguin Week throughout May Half Term to teach visitors all about these loveable animals with a series of talks and activities.
Head Keeper Alister tells us: “This really is the best time to come and see the king penguins as they are just starting to show off their beach bodies in search of a mate.
“They’ve shed their winter coats and have been busily feeding up to get the extra energy needed to produce a beautifully sleek summer plumage.”
“Each of the penguins definitely has its own unique personality and they love to play. Our two hand-reared penguins; Spike and Charlotte, are particularly friendly.
“As the colony is now beginning to pair up we’re also likely to see lots of bizarre courtship rituals on display,” said Alistair.
Many of the penguins have appeared on TV and in films and the park is also home to Missy who, at age 40, is believed to be the oldest king penguin in the world.