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10 fun facts about penguins

Penguins are fascinating, funny and entertaining, and as well as Humboldt, Birdland is home to England's only colony of King Penguins. We thought we'd share these top 10 fun facts about our fuzzy friends.  See how many you already know? The name penguin may have come from the Welsh words...

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Spike the Penguin

Happy Birthday Spike!

Birdland’s most popular penguin Spike is celebrating his 10th birthday on Friday, June 9th. Superstar Spike, who was born in 2007, has to be hand-reared by keepers after being abandoned as an egg by his parents Frank and Beryl. Over the years he has become one of the country’s best...

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Flamingo Cafe at Birdland Park and Gardens

Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week with the Penguins

Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week (10 – 16 August) with us here at Birdland Park & Gardens and eat scones with the flamingos and drink tea with the penguins! There’s nowhere better to enjoy a rather colourful afternoon tea experience than our newly renovated Flamingo Point Café. Treat yourself to a...

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Week 22 – Penguin Week

This week we are celebrating our first ever penguin week so this weeks blog is all about working with penguins We currently have 13 Kings and 9 Humboldts under our care. Compared to a lot of the other species we keep, the penguins are pretty straight forward to care for....

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Celebrate Penguins at Half Term

[caption id="attachment_1265" align="alignleft" width="150"] Birdland Penguin Shore display is fed daily at 2.30pm[/caption] PENGUIN WEEK AT BIRDLAND May Half Term 27 May – 2 June Celebrate Penguins this May Half Term with a visit to Birdland. Penguin fans will be able to put their knowledge to the test with a...

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Week 3 – Snow

  This week saw the weather take a turn for the colder with temperatures touching minus 4 and snow falling Sunday night/Monday morning. Whilst certain black & white residents are perfectly happy in these conditions, the winter weather does pose problems for the staff. Obviously when it comes to snow,...

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