Some small new faces among the penguins
In late July, our African penguins laid their eggs, and since then we have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of our latest little recruits.
4 baby penguins hatched at the end of August. Splash, Naya, Plouf and Orel were born between 28 August and 16 September, and the latest news is that this morning Maurice broke out of his shell and was officially born this afternoon! One more egg is expected to hatch over the coming days. The names of all our new arrivals were chosen by visitors on Penguin Day, which was organised on 1 July by Fondation Le PAL Nature. Participants were given the chance to sponsor the eggs.
As well as our baby penguins, the beach is now home to 32 adult penguins aged between 4 and 20. Baby penguins reach adulthood at the age of 2, after their second moult when they develop their adult plumage.
There are 10 couples in the enclosure, including Khal (male, 9) & Danerys (female, 9) and Francis (male, 9) & Piama (female, 12). Penguins are extremely loyal animals and lay eggs once or twice a year (2 eggs max. per clutch). The baby develops in the egg for 38 days, nice and cosy under the warmth of its parents.
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This year, we have decided to expand our shop and undergone a facelift for a multitude of new products. Also, this Saturday, April 16 mark the opening of the new Comptoir de l’Ours!
At the beginning of February, 15 students in Master 1 Ergonomics from the University of Clermont-Ferrand were present at the park. These students are future ergonomists involved in professional environments.
Bily, is a young male born on June 19, 2021 at ZooParc de Overloon in Holland. He left Monday morning at the same time as his sister who went to another zoo in Holland.