Penguin Beach - New for 2011
Wednesday 27 July 2011
New for 2011 - There are p-p-plenty of penguins at ZSL London Zoo in our new Penguin Beach exhibit – England’s biggest penguin pool.
Penguin Beach recreates a South American beach landscape in the heart of London, with stunning colonies of Humboldt and Macaroni penguins.
The new exhibit features a significantly larger pool with stunning underwater viewing areas so you can see how our flippered friends fly under water.
The exhibit’s 1200 sq metre pool is four times bigger and three times deeper than the Zoo’s old penguin pool and will hold 450,000 litres of water.
Our large demonstration area turns feeding time in to an even bigger spectacle than before. Penguin Beach Live will feature twice daily feeds where visitors can watch the birds diving for their food.
Penguin Beach will be a breeding facility for colonies of Humboldt, macaroni, black-footed and rockhopper penguins and will include a special penguin nursery. This will include a chick incubation unit and a pool where the youngsters can learn how to swim.