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King Penguin Chick’s first adult feathers peep through

Birdland’s King Penguin Chick has started to grow its first adult feathers. The little chick is beginning to lose its brown fluffy feathers and replacing them with the black and white adult plumage. Little chick’s coat will be paler than its family until it reaches its third year. The King...

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Half Term Fun – Birds Behaving Badly at Birdland!

Birdland, in Bourton-on-the-Water, is celebrating birds behaving badly over the February Half Term Holidays starting Saturday 14th until Sunday 22nd February 2015. From blood-sucking songbirds and puking penguins to stinking storks and spitting swallows, keepers will reveal revolting facts about some of the world’s baddest birds. There will be toxic...

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Birdland Hatches its First Emu Chick, ever!

Two emu chicks have hatched for the first time at Birdland, with more eggs ready to hatch. It’s believed to be the first time ever that emus have hatched here and we are extremely pleased that the emus who landed here just 10 months ago, have been comfortable enough to...

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King Penguin Chick photos, live webcam & video link

Here are some of the latest photos:         Proud parents The tiny chick finally hatched out of its palm-sized egg after an anxious two-month incubation, with keepers on hand to assist the bird to break out of the egg if necessary. King penguins only produce one egg,...

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Halloween Myths & Legends

You will be able to let your imagination fly away with you during a special Halloween-themed ‘Myths and Legends’ event at Birdland during the October Half Term Holidays. From Ancient Egypt to Alfred Hitchcock, birds have always held a spooky fascination spawning many myths and legends down through the centuries. Discover why owls...

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King Penguin Chick Cam

We have now setup a webcam on our latest King Penguin chick - to access click on Attractions/birds/penguins and see the activities of the chick and its companion cuddly penguin. You can also have a look at the Greater Flamingo webcam by going to Flamingos.

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Meet our newest addition

We are really pleased to welcome a very special chick to Birdland! Our first King Penguin chick in five years. You can view the live webcam here. See the images of our latest addition to our colony of King Penguins on the Daily Mail website here. We will keep you...

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New Children's Play Area

We have just revealed our new children’s Play Area in our 9 acre park. It's perfect for families and particularly for little ones as kids can climb, dig, swing and spot parrots in the revamped zone. The original play area situated next to the relaxing café spot was damaged by...

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Summer Family Fun – Day out at Birdland

Looking for things to do this summer - for fantastic family fun, enjoy a day out with a difference at Birdland in the Cotswolds. One of the UK’s biggest bird gardens, discover an array of amazing wildlife. Become a perch for a parrot or a landing pad for an owl at one of...

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King Penguin Egg at Birdland

King Penguin Egg Laid at Birdland

Keepers at Birdland Park & Gardens in Bourton-on-the-Water are celebrating the arrival of a giant king penguin egg. The 318-gramme, palm-sized egg was produced by long-term partners Lily and Frank. King penguins only produce one egg, and often will not breed for several years, so staff are taking no chances...

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