Surround yourself with playful penguins perched on rocky outcroppings, plunging into chilly water, popping out of holes in the ice and walking with their trademark waddle. It’s the perfect setting to get to know Humboldt, gentoo, rockhopper and king penguins. With a retail area, food outlet and washrooms, Penguin Plunge is a destination in itself.

The Penguin Walk returned for its fifth year on January 14, 2017! The king penguins daily stroll through the zoo is over for the season, but will return in January 2018. It might just be the cutest thing you've ever seen. 

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Exhibit Details

Hours of Operation

Penguin Plunge opens daily at 9 a.m., with the last entrance at 4:15 p.m. The building closes at 4:30 p.m.
(Penguin Plunge hours vary as the light cycle inside the building mimics daylight hours).

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Penguin Habitats

It’s easy to imagine penguins waddling over the frozen wastelands of Antarctica, but not all penguins prefer the ice. Humboldt penguins come from Peru and Chile where they live on islands and rocky cliffs along the coast. Even gentoos are found as far north as some southern islands off South America.

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Penguins at Home

Icy water, chilly air and snow-covered rocks provide a sense of home for the zoo’s penguins, and the flickering lights of the Aurora Australis complete the picture. Outside, no effort has been spared creating a realistic penguin habitat – it’s the perfect place to learn more about these cheeky, engaging creatures.

Are you ready to make some new animal friends?

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