The 1,630 m2 indoor exhibit features the king penguin, Humboldt, macaroni and rockhopper species. Temperatures are kept at 10 - 15ºC and a special lighting system recreating the four seasons helps our penguins maintain their bio-rhythm. For enrichment, our keepers unload 500kg of ice into the exhibit every morning. You can imagine how much fun our penguins have with that, so come early to catch them at ‘ice play’!
A 30m long window offers a panoramic view of our penguins either waddling on land or diving in the pool.
Black and white like the penguins, but sporting colourful, oversized beaks, the puffins are easily spotted against the backdrop of rocks and cliffs in the indoor exhibit.
Penguin Coast is also home to gulls – medium to large coastal birds, usually grey or white. They are famed for their aerial acrobatics in the wild when fishing in the open sea.
Over at the outdoor exhibit, a commotion ensues whenever a butterfly or dragonfly flits in. At the sight of one, the entire colony of African penguins gives chase, tumbling into the water in their excitement!
In their calmer moments, breeding pairs are seen guarding their nests at the air-conditioned den. See if you can glimpse a fluffy chick or two.
Our penguins are trained to head back to their den before the park closes. Stay on to view our evening penguin ‘parade’.
Learn more about our wildlife from the people who know best – the keepers. In this interactive session, hear interesting quirks of the animals from our keepers.