Penguin eggs at Edinburgh Zoo
Hi everyone – I hope you’re having a wonderful week! I know that Penny has been filling you in on some exciting news from Edinburgh Zoo, and I’m here today with even more news – our friends at Penguins Rock have started laying their eggs!
Edinburgh Zoo’s penguin breeding season started at the beginning of March with the placement of pebbles and nesting rings in Penguins Rock. The gentoo penguins were first to dash in and get the ‘best’ nesting rings in the ‘best’ place, and the penguins started trying to woo their mate with the prettiest pebbles they could get their beaks on.
Dawn Nicol, Penguin Keeper at Edinburgh Zoo said, “The official start of the penguin breeding season is the busiest time of the year for bird keepers and it is always very exciting. We are really optimistic that we may get a rockhopper chick this year as they have never laid quite so many eggs before. Affectionately known as the rockies, we may get up to 12 eggs this year, whilst our gentoos could lay up to 40 eggs as there are many more breeding pairs.”
You can keep up-to-date with everything that’s happening at Penguins Rock by watching the live feed from the Zoo’s penguin cam here, as well as getting more information about the eggs thanks to the nest reference guide and live Twitter updates.
Love, Kenny x