Buy A Penguin
To keep warm, up to 5,000 adults and chicks can huddle together, shuffling round so each gets a turn on the outside. Get a personalised adoption certificate and a lovely penguin video call background. Captivating, inquisitive – and incredibly vulnerable to threats like climate change.
“My daughter thoroughly enjoyed feeding the penguins. The keepers were lovely and put her at ease as she was a bit nervous at first. Fantastic experience which she will never forget. Would highly recommend to others.” Our penguin feeding experience gives you the chance to feed our group of Humboldt and Macaroni penguins. We’re sorry but because of extended closures due to Covid-19 restrictions we’ve had to remove our penguin feeding vouchers from sale until we’ve booked all outstanding penguin experiences. If you still have a voucher to use you can currently book in with us for later in the year.
This is a great way to get them right up close to you as you get to feed each individual animal by hand. Please allow up to half an hour for the experience which includes time for a health and safety briefing before you begin, and up to around 20 minutes to feed the Penguins . Last chance to purchase Zoo gifts in time for Christmas delivery is Tuesday 18 December, but there’s still time to buy and collect your gifts in person until 12pm Sunday 24 December.
Here we have the penguins’ nest caves which provide them with shelter as well as a place to nest and rear young. This enclosure incorporates part of the penguins’ old home and the pool is still very much a main feature. We have made improvements to the pool and have now added a shallow area which allows the birds to enter the pool in a more natural way.
Stanley and his friends have come to find out more about the ship’s awe-inspiring homecoming to Bristol 50 years ago, but they’ve been enjoying their visit so much that they’ve lost their eggs! Set off on the Penguin Trail and search the ship and dockyard to help reunite the penguins with their precious chicks. Order your Christmas gifts by 18/12 at the latest to make sure they arrive on time. Viktor is an aspiring writer with only Misha, his pet penguin, for company. Although he would prefer to write short stories, he earns a living composing obituaries for a newspaper. He longs to see his work published, yet the subjects of his obituaries continue to cling to life.
Our award-winning walk-through enclosure is home to our group of black-footed penguins, as well as other birds such as little egrets and African spoonbills. This recently renovated enclosure allows our guests to immerse themselves in the penguins’ habitat, getting that little bit closer to these intriguing birds whilst at the same time providing a substantially larger enclosure for them. And books are not only brilliant gifts to receive – they’re great to buy, too. From cookbooks to memoirs to a really gripping thriller, there are pages for everyone to turn. Humboldt penguins are social animals and in the wild live in relatively large colonies along the coast of Chile and Peru. You will have access inside the enclosure for up to 20 minutes where you will meet the Penguins on our beach, giving them a feed using their favourite fish.
Overfishing of krill in parts of the Southern Ocean may also impact one of the penguins main food sources. Climate change is reducing the amount of sea ice in parts of the Antarctic Peninsula. One of the penguins main food sources – krill – breeds and feeds under the sea ice. Emperor penguins are the largest living penguin and breed the furthest south of any penguin species. Breeding colonies are found around the coast of the entire Antarctic continent. Emperor penguins may be the only bird never to set foot on land as their colonies are on the sea ice and they even breed on frozen sea.
The Galapagos penguin is the world’s only penguin species to live north of the Equator. Unlike other penguins, they can survive this tropical climate because of the cold water currents that circulate around Galapagos. Often seen flying through the water, they are a popular species amongst both locals and tourists. Whilst you’re behind the scenes in the penguin enclosure you can ask our knowledgeable penguin keepers all about the animals in their care. You’ll be welcomed by one of our penguin keepers and after a short briefing, you’ll help prepare lunch for the penguins. This involves weighing out the right amount of fish and putting a vitamin tablet in their gills.
Our Warehouse team are working hard to process all orders whilst operating in line with strict guidance on social distancing. Once your order has been processed and is ready to be shipped delivery timescales will apply. You will receive notifications on the progress of your order by email. Featuring a variety of penguin breeds, from the Emperor to the Rockhopper, Penguin-Opoly is the perfect gift for any penguin lover. Players continuously travel around the Penguin-Opoly board, buying their favourite penguins and increasing the rent by purchasing oceans. Be careful to avoid being lost at sea, putting you out of the game for three turns.