Wuppertal Zoo Society - projects
Little penguins or Blue penguins enclosure (2011)
In July the Blue Penguins arrived at the Wuppertal Zoo from Australia. At present they are the only ones in Europe. The acquisition of these Blue Penguins was made possible by the Wuppertal Zoo Society. They came from the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, which specialises in breeding and care.
Blue Penguins originate from the south coasts of Australia and New Zealand. They are by far the smallest members of the penguin family. They breed in pairs in burrows which they dig themselves. During the day they are very timid and shy.
On July 16, 2011 the Blue Penguin enclosure was officially inaugurated in the presence of Mayor Peter Jung and many members of the Zoo Society.
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