DTI001 28_06_17

Bengalese Finches
British Birds
Budgerigars
Canaries
Cockatiels
Game Birds
Love Birds
Parrots
Parakeets
Poultry
Raptors and Owls
Waterfowl
Other

Two rare penguins fledge

Making a splash: Gandalf the grey enjoys himself by Blackpool Zoo’s penguin pool, where he and sibling Pippin can be seen Photo: Blackpool Zoo

KEEPERS AT BLACKPOOL Zoo have successfully hand-reared the only two Magellanic penguin chicks (Spheniscus magellanicus) in the UK. A group of these Near Threatened South American birds have been living at the zoo since 2009, but this is the first time chicks have been reared. The two chicks, named Gandalf and Pippin, hatched in May after keepers were forced to take the eggs from the nest as the first-time parents were neglecting them.

See the September 18th issue for full story - Subscribe here

Cage and Aviary Birds is Published by

KELSEY MEDIA,
Cudham Tithe Barn,
Cudham, Kent. TN16 3AG

Tel: +(044) 195 954 1444