Meet Lannister, Targaryen and the gang on Penguin Beach

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Ahead of the Game of Thrones finale, meet our penguins named after some of the key characters and discover how they're very different from their namesakes.

Game of Thrones fans all around the world are gearing up to the finale, including our penguin keepers! 

Because of our keepers' love of the show, some of our penguins are actually named after Game of Thrones characters and houses. But don't worry, unlike their namesakes, our penguins get on very well. Living in England's largest penguin pool, there's plenty of room (and fish!) for all of them and no Iron Throne to fight over. 

In fact, Lannister is actually one of our friendliest penguins and Targaryen is one of our shyest. And, we promise we didn't plan this, but Targaryen is partnered with Stark! Could this be a sign? 

So even though the final season is coming to an end, you can still visit your favourite characters on Penguin Beach.


One of our friendliest penguins, Lannister enjoys following keepers around and ‘helping’ with little tasks like scrubbing rocks. She’s a real hit with visitors. 

Lannister the penguin at ZSL London Zoo


Daenerys hatched on 8 June 2017 to parents Tuzedo and Reef. Keepers call Daenerys “Danny” for short as they have assumed that he is a male due to his size and behaviour. He is paired up with a female called Clyde. 

Daenerys the penguin at ZSL London Zoo


Snow hatched on 12 July 2017 and still lives at home with her parents Angel and Aslan. She really really likes fish and will push her way to the front of the crowd to get fed by her keepers! 

Snow the penguin at ZSL London Zoo


Hatched to parents Puddle and Nicky on 1 July 2017, Targaryen is a shy penguin and she likes to keep herself to herself.

Targaryen the penguin at ZSL London Zoo


Greyjoy is a confident character despite being the last hatch of our colony, hatching on 20 December 2017 to parents Coco and Domino. He has yet to moult due to him being a late hatch but keepers expect him to start soon in the warmer weather.

Greyjoy the penguin at ZSL London Zoo


Stark hatched on 7 July 2017 to parents Diamond and Miss Li. He's a shy character and is currently paired up with Targaryen! They have yet to lay eggs, but are in the process of deciding which nest site is for them. 

Stark the penguin at ZSL London Zoo

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