Wednesday, 5 September 2012

All new Penguin plumage – the moult is finally over!

We’ve blogged a couple of times this summer about how slow the moulting period has been for our Humboldt Penguins this year – and now, at last , they’ve all finished and finally have the most beautiful new feathers to show off.  The colony is looking ultra chic and on top form – it’s almost as though the Penguins are dressed in tuxedos, on their way to a very smart event!  I’ve included two photos taken yesterday showing Dippy and Desmond with their streamlined, proud new look!

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DIPPY (above left)– still stunningly handsome at the age of 17! DESMOND (above right) aged 4 showing off his gorgeous new plumage!

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