London Zoo opens Penguin Beach
There are going to be p-p-plenty of penguins at ZSL London Zoo this week when the Zoo opens Penguin Beach - England's biggest penguin pool.
The world famous Zoo will initially become home to almost 80 penguins who will eventually make up a 200-strong colony of penguins. The new birds will be able to enjoy a pool, which is four times bigger and three times deeper than the Zoo's old penguin pool.
The pool opens to the public on Friday 27th May and Heart Breakfast will be there.
Penguin Beach will be a breeding facility for colonies of Humboldt, macaroni, black-footed and rockhopper penguins.
All four penguin species will take part in the Zoo's new and improved traditional penguin feeds, Penguin Beach Live, and will feature twice daily feeds where visitors can watch the birds diving for their food through a new underwater viewing area, in a pool which holds 450,000 litres of water.
For baby penguins who are too small to jump straight in the deep end, Penguin Beach will include a special penguin nursery comprising a chick incubation unit and a pool where the youngsters can learn how to swim.