Event type
Animal Awareness Day
Event status
25 April
27 April - 28 April
11:00 - 17:00
Free with zoo entry

This event is fully accessible.

It’s World Penguin Day on the 25 April. Join us on Thursday 25 for a special penguin talk and on the weekend of the 27 and 28 April where we are celebrating all weekend long. 


Whipsnade Zoo is home to two species of penguin, the African penguin and the Rockhopper penguin

When will World Penguin Day activities take place?

There is an additional penguin talk on Thursday 25, please check our talk boards to find out when it will be taking place. On Saturday 27 and Sunday 28, we are celebrating our penguins ALL DAY! Joins us for penguin talks, keeper Q&As, activities, games, and a treasure hunt!

All activities are included in the cost of your Zoo ticket or membership.

Why should we celebrate penguins?

Penguins have been around for millions of years, with the ancestor of the modern penguin first appearing 14 million years ago. Today, penguins are at risk of extinction due to climate change, overfishing, and pollution. Join us for penguin weekend and find out more about how ZSL used technology to help penguins such as the iconic Emperor penguin.