It’s Penguin nesting season again!
Our Little Blue Penguins are busily collecting nesting material for their nests. The upcoming parents are quite selective in which leaves, branches and
twigs they use.
It can be quite a competitive time as parents often rush and tussle over the best leaves for the nest. Keepers add extra potential nesting material
to the penguin habitat everyday so they always have a good selection.
The Penguin parents will take turns sitting on the eggs for about a month and also share feeding the chicks once they hatch. Penguins are normally
good parents so keepers rarely intervene.
It is quite common for the chick to be larger than the parents leading up to leaving the nest.