Penguin baby boom at ZSL London Zoo

A pair of newly hatched Humboldt penguin chicks are given a quick health check by keeper Zuzanna Matyasova at ZSL London Zoo today.

In the past few weeks, not one, not two, but ten penguin chicks have hatched at the Zoo’s Penguin Beach exhibit, marking a record-breaking start to the breeding season and giving keepers plenty of reason to celebrate tomorrow’s World Penguin Day.

Penguin chicks at ZSL London Zoo

Zuzanna says: “It really is proving a fantastic year for our penguins at ZSL London Zoo, and I’m delighted with how well all ten of our chicks are doing. Nothing beats watching the youngsters as they tuck into their dinner or waddle about their exhibit – I feel like a proud mum!”

Penguin chick at ZSL London Zoo

Visitors to ZSL London Zoo can watch the youngsters in their special chick nursery at Penguin Beach. 


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