Wednesday, 25 September 2013

New Shoes for one of the Penguins!

DSC_0730-001One of our male Humboldt Penguins called Squirt has recently been undergoing some treatment for a callus that has developed on his feet.
Yesterday he visited the vet for a check up and is now sporting a very special set of penguin shoes! These will allow his feet to rest and will also make him more comfortable.
To make sure that he keeps his feet dry, he has temporarily been moved to an off show enclosure along with his partner called Biscuit.
Biscuit and Squirt are favourites amongst the keepers- Squirt for his friendly nature and Biscuit for her cheeky and very greedy character!
Both penguins like to follow the keepers around the enclosure and are kept busy investigating their temporary new home!

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