Staff at Longleat have been cooing over three new arrivals. The wildlife park has witnessed the birth of a trio of penguin chicks. The chicks are said to be doing well. Longleat in Wiltshire is home to a colony of captive-bred Humboldt penguins who live on Penguin Island which features a 225,000-litre diving pool.
Originally from South America, the Humboldt penguin is found in and around coastal Peru and Chile.
The penguin gets its name from the cold water current it swims in, which was discovered by the explorer Alexander von Humboldt.
Humboldt penguins reach a maximum height of 70 cm and weigh up to six kilograms. They are now officially listed as 'Vulnerable' by the International Union for Conservation of Nature which means they are at immediate or imminent risk of becoming endangered.