Feathered Fathers at Birdland

Penguins at Birdland Park & Garden

Staff will pay tribute to some of the finest feathered fathers as part of a celebration for Father’s Day (Sunday 19th June).

Early summer is always a busy time for the team at Birdland, with eggs and chicks aplenty, but there will be a special focus on the male of the species to mark Father’s Day.

Activities include a talks programme which highlights some of Birdland’s most hard-working dads and describes how some fathers are literally left holding the baby.

In some cases, like the park’s King penguins, the parents share incubation of their single egg – taking it in turns to keep the egg warm on top of their feet while in others, the males end up doing most of the hard work when it comes to looking after the babies.

Birdland is home to one of the largest collections of exotic birds in the UK. Located in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, the park’s combination of wildlife, woodland, riverside and gardens makes it the perfect day out.

Birdland cares for more than 500 birds, ranging from the UK’s only breeding colony of king penguins and awesome birds of prey to parrots, cassowaries and cranes in a mix of free-flying and aviary displays.

The park also incorporates indoor enclosures for a variety of exotic birds and other wildlife alongside a host of other features and attractions; including the dinosaur-themed Jurassic Journey.

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