The king penguin colony heads out on zoo grounds for a daily enrichment walk daily at 11:00 a.m. in the winter months and visitors get to experience the fun.
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.
This incredible program allows visitors to get an up close look at the group of king penguins as they explore, exercise, and waddle their way through the zoo. This is a free-choice activity for the penguins, and is subject to weather conditions.
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.
Who is it for?
Tickets :Calgary Zoo Admission
Senior (60+): $27.95
Child/Youth (3—15): $19.95
Infant (2 & under): Free
How to get tickets?
At the door
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
January 13 through to March 31 (weather permitting) | Daily at 11:00 AM
Duration: ~ 15-minutes.
If the temperature warms up to +5ºC, drops to below -25ºC, or the wind exceeds 20km/h, it will be cancelled for the safety of the penguins. Please check the zoo’s homepage and social media channels for any updates to the walk due to weather.
Venue & Address :
The daily walk starts at Penguin Plunge and loops down to the Discovery Trail Bridge and back to their habitat.
Calgary Zoo,210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Paid Parking — A $12 daily parking fee applies.