Sunday, June 2, 2013

Celebrate penguins at Birdland this weekend

Sunday 2 June 2013

Celebrate penguins this half term with a visit to Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water.
Until Sunday, June 2 penguin fans will be able to put their knowledge to the test with a fun quiz and enjoy special talks about the ‘waddle of penguins’ which includes the only King Penguins on display in England and also a comical gang of Humboldts.

Feeding displays will take place every day at 2.30pm and there will be a chance to win an opportunity to step inside Penguin Shore and help the head keeper feed the residents. Visitors will also be able to see the new artificial rock wall that has been created along the back of the enclosure at varying heights. This incorporates nesting sites for the Humboldt penguins. There is also a sprinkler system for the warm days when the penguins love to cool off under the spray.

Manager Simon Blackwell said: “The renovations at Penguin Shore are part of wider improvements we are making around the park and we have also just finished upgrading the café which has been re-named Flamingo Point Café as you now have views from the outside garden down to the river where our vibrant collection of Caribbean flamingos likes to flock.”

Find out more about the oldest pair of King Penguins at Birdland – Seth and Missy who laid their first egg of the year earlier in May. Missy, aged approximately 37, and Seth, 34, have paired up every year for the past few seasons and always produce eggs.

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