Following a successful first year, Seaview Wildlife Encounter has again been asked to help with Longleat’s penguin exhibition, which it opened last year.
Seaview Wildlife Encounter director Lorraine Adams said they were anticipating another successful breeding season for their popular Humboldt penguins, with plans to send more chicks to Longleat.
Last year 18 chicks made the journey from the Island to Longleat. Lorraine said: "The penguin egg assembly line has started in earnest with eight eggs laid and an estimated 12 more possible pairs successfully producing two fertile eggs each. "Hatching will start around the beginning of April and into early May. The chicks will be hand-reared in their early days at Seaview and then moved to Longleat, where its keepers will take over the responsibility of rearing these precious penguins."