Penguins. Walking. Right in front of you. Do we even need to say more?
(Okay, apparently we do.)
Now in its seventh year (yes, it’s that popular), the Penguin Walk is returning to the Calgary Zoo, where the king penguin colony will head out onto the zoo grounds for their daily enrichment walk at 11 am during the winter months, pending weather conditions.
The program allows visitors to get an up-close look at the penguins as they do their daily 15-minute waddle from Penguin Plunge to Discovery Bridge and back — and don’t worry, it is a free-choice activity for the penguins. They only strut their stuff if they feel like it. (We can relate.)
Waddling their way around the zoo this year will include Diana, Grace, Hera, Arthur, Caesar, Tut, Solomon, Nero, Edward, and Cleo — as well as five new king penguins who arrived from Montreal in 2018! Now that’s what we call #squadgoals.
Take note that if the temperature warms up to above 5 degrees, or drops below -25 degrees or the wind exceeds 20km/h, the walk will be cancelled for the safety of the penguins (gotta keep those feet happy, if you know what we mean).
When: January 12 till March 31 (weather permitting)
Time: 11 am daily, pending weather conditions
Where: Calgary Zoo — 210 St. George’s Drive NE