Penguins!

In Easter 2015 we launched our an amazing new feature Penguin Island! Penguin Island is the first penguin walkthrough experience to be introduced throughout SEA LIFE Europe and exclusive to SEA LIFE Scarborough. Come and join in the fun, as we allow our guests to get closer than ever before to our colony of Humboldt Penguins.

What's new to see?

 

  • We've introduced 8 additional Humboldt Penguins to our current colony including 2 baby penguins which arrived from the Isle of Wight and have been lovingly hand reared by the dedicated animal care team at SEA LIFE Scarborough. That means all in all, we have a whopping 20 penguins to see on site!
  • We've taken note from previous designs and hired great architects to develop a state of the art penguin area. Our penguins new home now includes out crops for them to jump on and a climbing area to make sure they keep their feet in great condition.
  • Not only that, guests are able to walk directly through their new home and watch them make a splash in their new babbling waterfall.
  • Guests can learn all about the important conservation issues surrounding the Humboldt Penguin in the new underwater viewing cave.
  • We've increased the amount of water in the new penguin area by 50% - make sure you watch out for them making a splash in their brand new home!
  • See how you measure up against the penguins around the world on the height chart! Are you short like a rock-hopper or larger than a king emperor?

Can you spot our two hand-reared penguins, Rico and Skipper?

Thanks to their loving upbringing they are the most confident members of Penguin Island.

Your most likely to see them sunbathing on the footpath of Penguin Island or coming up to guests to say hello!

Though they are birds, penguins have flippers instead of wings.

They cannot fly and on land they waddle walking upright—though when snow conditions are right they will slide on their bellies.

In the water they are expert swimmers and divers, and some species can reach speeds of up to 15 miles per hour.

Humboldt penguins are thought to be declining in number, and there is thought to be as little as 10,000 left in the wild.

One of the reasons is due to El Nino increasing water temperatures and reducing food supply. They breed on the Pacific coast of South America and offshore islands of Chile and Peru.

Can you spot our two hand-reared penguins, Rico and Skipper?

Thanks to their loving upbringing they are the most confident members of Penguin Island.

Your most likely to see them sunbathing on the footpath of Penguin Island or coming up to guests to say hello!

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Can you spot our two hand-reared penguins, Rico and Skipper?

Thanks to their loving upbringing they are the most confident members of Penguin Island.

Your most likely to see them sunbathing on the footpath of Penguin Island or coming up to guests to say hello!

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Though they are birds, penguins have flippers instead of wings.

They cannot fly and on land they waddle walking upright—though when snow conditions are right they will slide on their bellies.

In the water they are expert swimmers and divers, and some species can reach speeds of up to 15 miles per hour.

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Though they are birds, penguins have flippers instead of wings.

They cannot fly and on land they waddle walking upright—though when snow conditions are right they will slide on their bellies.

In the water they are expert swimmers and divers, and some species can reach speeds of up to 15 miles per hour.

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Humboldt penguins are thought to be declining in number, and there is thought to be as little as 10,000 left in the wild.

One of the reasons is due to El Nino increasing water temperatures and reducing food supply. They breed on the Pacific coast of South America and offshore islands of Chile and Peru.

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Humboldt penguins are thought to be declining in number, and there is thought to be as little as 10,000 left in the wild.

One of the reasons is due to El Nino increasing water temperatures and reducing food supply. They breed on the Pacific coast of South America and offshore islands of Chile and Peru.

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