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World Penguin Day Bios – Frank

To celebrate World Penguin Day on 25th April, we're shining the spotlight on some of our most popular residents. Frank, Male, Hatched July 17th, 2000 Frank was hand-reared with his parents being Rambo and Bill (who is female despite being called Bill!) He is the largest of the group, is...

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World Penguin Day Bios – Seth

To celebrate World Penguin Day on 25th April, we're shining the spotlight on some of our most popular residents. Seth, Male, Hatched 1985 Seth is now the oldest male king penguin in Europe, Asia or Australia having hatched here as imported egg.  In the wild kings live to around 18...

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World Penguin Day Bios – Spike

To celebrate World Penguin Day on 25th April, we're shining the spotlight on some of our most popular residents. Spike, Male, Hatched June 9th 2007 Spike was hand-reared by the keepers after being abandoned as an egg by his parents (Frank and Beryl) and as such, formed a very close...

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Close Encounters Area

Cracking Easter Fun at Birdland

There’s a host of egg-citing Easter events and activities taking place at Birdland throughout the holidays (Saturday 2nd – Sunday 24th April). Besides Easter trails, quizzes and daily egg-themed talks and shows, the Gloucestershire wildlife attraction is also expecting some special new arrivals. Dozens of eggs are due to hatch...

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Birdland to Celebrate Hens, Pens and Feathered Females for Mother’s Day

Some of the world’s finest feathered females will be celebrated at Birdland as part of our Mother’s Day weekend later this month. (Saturday, March 26th – Sunday, March 27th). Over the weekend, the talks programme will highlight some of Birdland’s hard-working mums, providing a fascinating insight into about how different...

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A Day in the Life of Birdland’s Head Keeper

Birdland is an all-year round operation and a key cog in keeping the attraction flying high is the work of head keeper Alastair Keen and his team. In a colourful career spanning 20 years with us at Birdland, his memorable moments include teaching a baby penguin to swim; removing huge...

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Waldrapp Ibis

What’s on this February Half Term

Don't miss our 'Birds Behaving Badly' week which takes centre stage over February half term (Saturday, February 19th – Sunday, February 27th). From blood-sucking songbirds to stinking storks, our keepers will be revealing revolting facts about the feathered fiends! There will be talks and trails highlighting the rather less glamorous...

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What’s On at Birdland 2022

Find out what’s in store for visitors to Birdland in 2022! Home to over 500 birds ranging from England’s only breeding colony of king penguins and awesome birds of prey to parrots, cassowaries and cranes, Birdland has a mix of free-flying and enclosed habitats and a whole host of fun...

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Spike’s Seasonal Gift Guide

We’ve asked one of our most popular residents what’s on his wish list this Christmas and he’s got some great ideas for you to gift loved ones over the festive period. Penguin Feeding Experience Penguin lovers rejoice! Our most popular gift experience is perfect for people who love the flipper...

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Winter Days Out in Bourton-on-the-Water

We've highlighted why Bourton-on-the-Water makes for the perfect winter's day out in case you have a free weekend in the coming weeks. The idyllic village, located in the heart of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, truly is a wonderful winter destination. Known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’,...

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