Annual Calgary Zoo Penguin Walk returns on January 13, 2020

Credit: Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo’s popular Penguin Walk is celebrating its eighth anniversary as the king penguins will once again take to the pathways for another royal waddle through the zoo.

This year, the zoo’s newest king penguin chicks, George and Napoleon will join Diana, Grace, Hera, Arthur, Caesar, Tut, Solomon, Josephine, Antoinette, Louis, Henri, Phillipe, Nero, Edward and Cleo for the daily waddle from Penguin Plunge.

King penguins are listed as least concern on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List as they need healthy polar habitats to survive and these ecosystems are heavily affected by changing climates.


Beginning on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

The walk will continue weather permitting until ~ end of March.

The walk is subject to weather conditions; if the weather is too warm (+5C) or too cold, (below-25C), or the wind exceeds 20km/hr. it will be cancelled for the welfare of the birds.

Any updates will be posted to the zoo’s website and social media channels.


The daily walk starts at Penguin Plunge and loops down to the Discovery Trail Bridge and back to their habitat over a 15-minute period.

Calgary Zoo,210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary


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