The Penguins are released in Weymouth

Gentoo Penguins

Weymouth Penguins

An early mroning start on Thursday saw the release of the Gentoo Penguins into their new enclosure following their long overnight journey from Edinburgh Zoo. The Weymouth Sealife Park Penguin exhibit will be their home for the next 2 months which they will be sharing with the resident penguins.

Just in case the two groups don’t get along the keepers have very thoughtfully built a cordonned off area for the new guests, hopefully that wont be needed.

The new Penguins were transported down in a van each of them in their own kennel. When unloaded they were carefully weighed then brought into the pen which will be their temporary home. The ten kennels were lined up for a short time to enable the newcomers to see the residents from the safety of their kennels, they were then taken one at a time and released into the temporary cordonned off area. The group stayed in there until all ten were released and the keepers had left the exhibit and then they made their first journey into view.

Penguins in the van

Penguins in the van

The Gentoo Penguins are much more vocal and active than the Humboldt Penguins who live there permanently and soon were investigating their new home under the watchfull eyes of the Humboldts who, for the whole affair, had stayed in the safety of their nests.

Penguins arriving

Penguins arriving


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