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Black and white and fishy all over

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications

Have you ever wanted to feed a penguin just like our keepers get to do every day?

Here’s your chance to feed our tuxedo-clad birds!

Our Humboldt penguin feeding opportunity kicked off this month and is now available daily through April 1.

Each day from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (or until daily fish supply is depleted), visitors will have the opportunity to add a penguin feeding experience to their zoo visit. For $5, you’ll get to feed the zoo’s charismatic Humboldt penguins a handful of tasty fish and experience these endangered birds hand to beak.

You can pre-purchase your feeding opportunity at the West Entrance when you arrive (located at Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th and N. 56th streets) or head over to the penguin exhibit and purchase the upgraded experience while you are there (cash only when purchasing at the exhibit).

We have received wonderful feedback from our visitors who have had the unforgettable experience of feeding giraffes and elephants—two opportunities we make available in the summer—and we’re excited to here what you all think of this winter season feeding opportunity with some of the most magnetic birds you’ll encounter. Please share your photos and experiences with us if you get a chance to enjoy a penguin feeding this winter!

Photos by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo.