Saturday, September 12, 2015

Shower Time for Belfast Zoo Gentoo Penguins

Earlier this year, three adorable gentoo penguin chicks turned heads at the zoo.
Zoo keepers have been preparing for their arrival since February, installing nest rings into the penguin enclosures and even putting up umbrellas for shade and to protect the parents and chicks from wet weather.

The chicks, hatched in May, are becoming more independent and exploring the penguin pool.
Zoo manager Mark Challis said the penguins were a firm favourite with visitors, especially in the underwater viewing area where they can be observed smoothly gliding through the water.


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