A colony of fairy penguins, have moved into a brand new state-of-the-art enclosure at Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park, opening on Saturday, May 26!
Fairy penguins (also known as little blue penguins) are the world’s smallest penguin measuring just over 25cm tall!
The penguins are native to New Zealand and Southern Australia, but Weymouth was chosen as their new home due to the seaside town’s average summer and winter temperatures being very similar to those experienced by the penguins in their natural habitat…
Twenty fairy penguins have relocated from Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary in Australia to Weymouth in Dorset, due to the closure of the Manly Sanctuary in February.
This is an exciting opportunity for Weymouth as these fairy penguins are the only colony in Europe.
Sea Life Weymouth is open 11 AM to 5 PM every week day and 10 AM to 5 PM on weekends!
Weymouth SEA LIFE is the home to more than 1,000 creatures with 13 different zones containing penguins, sharks, turtles and stingrays.
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