You can see penguins take their daily morning walk at Calgary Zoo

Jan 14 2019, 9:16 pm

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.

Penguin Walk/Photo Credit: Sergei Belski

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.

Penguin Walk/Photo Credit: Sergei Belski

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).

For updates to the walk due to weather conditions, please check the Calgary Zoo’s social media channels and website.

Penguin Walk at the Calgary Zoo

When: January 12 till March 31 (weather permitting)

Time: 11 am daily, pending weather conditions

Where: Calgary Zoo — 210 St. George’s Drive NE