Penguin Walk

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The Penguin Walk

January 15, 2024 - March 15, 2024

Waddle on over!

Since their arrival in 2012, the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo’s penguins have become a visitor favourite! Once again this winter, you can see the king penguins outside of their habitat as they take a royal promenade through zoo grounds.

The Penguin Walk, presented by WestJet, offers the king penguins an opportunity for wintery enrichment as well as additional daily exercise. Up to fourteen king penguins will participate in the daily march, including Diana, Grace, Solomon, Cleopatra, Louis, Phillipe, Henri, Napoleon, George, Boudicca, Rupert, Arthur, Alfred, and our king penguin chick, Augustus.

The Penguin Walk is dependent on the birds’ desire to walk as well as the weather, but luckily for onlookers, the colony loves to walk and usually chooses to!

The Penguin Walk will be cancelled if the temperature warms up to 5° C, drops to or below -25° C, or the winds are too strong.

When: Saturday, January 15th to mid-March 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m. daily (weather conditions permitting)

Where: The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo, starting and ending in front of the Penguin Plunge building

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Presenting Sponsor:

WestJet Penguin Walk