Penguins are fascinating, funny and entertaining, and as well as Humboldts, Birdland is also home to England’s only collection of King Penguins. In the wild there are 17 species of penguin, which is a group of flightless birds designed for speed in water rather than the air.
Daily Feeding display takes place twice a day – with a small feed at 11am and the main Penguin feeding display at 2.30pm See them tuck into what they love most with an informative and fun explanation from one of our resident experts.
Above and Below the Water
Our window in the water shows how our penguins’ much loved waddling turns into power and elegance once they are underwater and truly in their element.
The Penguins are fed every day at 11am and 2.30pm. Come and see them tuck into what they love most with an informative and fun explanation from one of our experts.
Spike the King Penguin was hand-reared at Birdland and is a firm favourite with staff and visitors. He has his own facebook page and twitter!
Less than 10,000 birds means the Humboldt penguin is one of the rarest of the 17 species of penguin. All the Humboldt Penguins at Birdland are captive bred. Distribution: Coasts and islands of Peru and Chile. Diet: Fresh whole Sprats, plus vitamins and salt. Breeding: Two white eggs are laid...
There are 17 species of penguin and the King Penguin is the second largest, weighing up to 18kg. The largest is the Emperor Penguin, which can weigh 45kg and the smallest is the Little Penguin which weighs 2kg. Distribution: South Georgia Island to Tierra del Fuego. Diet: Fresh whole Herring,...