Our Penguin Sanctuary is home to a family of rare Humboldt Penguins.
The name Humboldt came from the early European explorer who first saw these animals.
Humboldts are flightless marine birds, which is true of all penguins, and are very well suited to their natural environment around the coastal areas of Peru and Chile. Humboldt´s wings operate effectively as narrow flippers, making them very agile and speedy swimmers. In the water they cruise at a speed of around 5 miles per hour, rising to 10 mph if they are hunting or fleeing predators.