Ho Ho Ho!!! Dippy our Head Honcho Humboldt Penguin is in the festive spirit!
Dippy is a 14 year-old, hand-reared, 'imprinted' penguin that we acquired many years ago from another Park. He is the only member of our penguin colony not to pair off with another penguin - he'd rather be in the company of humans and saves all his attention and affection for the Keepers and for the visiting public! As a result we're able to have some fun with him and involve him in a lot more activities than would normally be possible. Hopefully you'll already be familiar with Dippy and some of his antics as a result of his recent launch onto Facebook (you can become friends with Dippy by logging onto Dippy Seaview).
This message brings very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year - to all our friends and customers - from Dippy and all of us here at Seaview Wildlife Encounter. We look forward to seeing you again in 2010!