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Celebrate World Penguin Day at a SEA LIFE Penguin Party UK News

Monday 25th April is officially World Penguin Day, and to help celebrate, SEA LIFE Centers across the UK will be throwing a party to mark the occasion.

Penguins are incredibly caring and nurturing birds, so SEA LIFE Hunstanton, Birmingham, Great Yarmouth, Weymouth and Scarborough will all join in the celebrations of the adorable companions by throwing them a party to commemorate their special day.

SEA LIFE Hunstanton not only celebrates World Penguin Day this month but also 10 penguin birthdays, with Humboldt Miski’s youngest penguin turning five and the oldest Burt celebrating his 26th birthday.

As such, SEA LIFE Hunstanton have honored their fish-loving friends by decorating the enclosure with banners and bubbles – the birds also receiving frozen fish cake as an extra birthday treat this month!

Elsewhere, at the National SEA LIFE Center Birmingham, the group of gentoo penguins will also be celebrating.


Gentoo penguins are known to form strong, long-lasting bonds, with parents considered very nurturing creatures. As such, Buzz, Prince, Hook, Monty, Rex, Niffler and Tina made headlines earlier this year due to comparisons to their infamous neighbors – the Peaky Blinders.

At SEA LIFE Weymouth, guests can party with the world’s smallest penguins. The tiny birds known as fairy penguins stand just over 25cm tall and weigh around 1kg.

The site has also recently welcomed six newly hatched chicks to Penguin Island, which will live alongside the larger Humboldt penguins, which are primarily reared at the Weymouth attraction.

Humboldt penguins are also present at SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth. These penguins are carnivorous, which means they only eat meat. Their diet therefore consists of tiny crustaceans, squid and fish.

And on Penguin Island at SEA LIFE Scarborough, guests can join in the fun with fellow Humboldt penguins Clumsey, Krusty, Pinky and Mavis.

The super friendly colony also celebrates their birthdays this month and can often be spotted sunbathing on the Penguin Island trail or making their voices heard approaching guests and saying hello.

Nigel Croasdale, Managing Director of SEA LIFE Hunstanton, said: “We have many breeds of penguins at our SEA LIFE centers across the country, so what better day to celebrate everyone’s webbed friends than World Penguin Day. .

“We want to give our resident penguins a party they will never forget, while educating guests about the conservation and protection issues of these wonderful creatures. We encourage everyone to visit the penguin enclosure at their local SEA LIFE Center to join in the festivities and show the lovely colony some love on their special day!

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This notice was published: 2022-04-25 18:29:00

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