Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
While it seems as though everyone has been glued to the weather forecast to see if snow on the cards, our penguin friends over at Edinburgh Zoo have been having a ball this week thanks to a surprise delivery of icy snow!
Keepers at Penguins Rock transformed the sandy beaches into a winter wonderland thanks to the snow, and the penguins definitely seemed to love their special snowman that was filled with tasty fish.
Dawn Nicoll, Senior Keeper of Penguins at Edinburgh Zoo, commented:
“Naturally inquisitive, we are sure the penguins will quickly waddle over to have some fun in the snow – they’re be scooping up the ice in their beaks, stealing blocks of it from the display and maybe even slipping and sliding through the crushed ice!
As we are in Scotland and have four distinct seasons, our penguins usually experience some snowfall at least once a year. Penguins enjoy snow, but it is actually a misconception that all penguin species live in snowy climates all year round.”