Penguin Shores Redevelopment

The redevelopment of Penguin Shores will begin during lockdown following previous delays due to the pandemic.

We will be using materials already purchased for the project before the first closure took place, as well as making use of other left over materials we have. It is estimated that this project will take up to a year, 6 months longer than originally planned due to the cut backs we have made.

Penguin Shores is an enclosure which is over 20yrs old now and although still one of the most popular enclosures, Colchester Zoo feels it is due a refresh.

Whilst this work takes place the penguins will still be visible as they have moved to join the neighbouring group of Humboldt penguins at the Inca Trail enclosure.

Once the redevelopment is complete the area will offer a new home to our group of Humboldt penguins providing a new filtration system and environment for them to live in along with a brand-new viewing area for visitors to watch the penguins swim underwater too!

If you have adopted any of our penguins that lived at Penguin Shores and had a plaque at the enclosure, this has now been moved to Inca Trail so your plaque remains on show.

We will keep you updated as the project takes shape.

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