Please be advised we are currently operating under a COVID Management Plan. Some entry restrictions apply. Please visit SA Health Contact Tracing website here for the most up-to-date information regarding South Australians restrictions. We expect to reach our COVID-19 capacity during this period – please book date-specific tickets online here. On days when we are sold out, a number of tickets *might* become available as guests leave.
penguins in person
penguins in person
penguins in person
penguins in person

It’s time to get fishy!

Do you love penguins? Join our dedicated keepers for a personal trip to Adelaide Zoo’s Penguin Beach and help feed our hilarious colony of Little Penguins their fishy lunch.

Just so you know, penguin table manners are a little different to ours so things may get a bit messy. Please dress appropriately.

Each of our penguins has a unique personality, making our colony a hive of activity. Our playful penguins love chattering and squawking to one another and are always busy, spending their days swimming, diving and darting through the waters at speeds of up to 40km an hour! On land, they are a little less graceful, waddling and hopping over rocks to their burrows.

Please note the minimum age for this experience is 10 years.

Highlights of this experience

  • Head into our Little Penguin habitat and meet the colony
  • Get the opportunity to hand feed snacks to our little fish-lovers

Did you know there are 17 different kinds of penguins? Also known as ‘fairy penguins’, Little Penguins are the smallest penguin in the world, growing to about 30cm in height.

How your ticket helps our conservation efforts

In the wild, Little Penguins face many threats. Both adults and chicks are often killed by introduced species such as foxes, dogs and cats. Pollution in the ocean like fishing hooks, plastic waste and oil spills, as well as over fishing and habitat loss are also a huge risks to these little guys. 

By purchasing a ticket to our Penguins in Person encounter at Adelaide Zoo, you are not only supporting the incredible species in our care, you’re also helping us raise awareness and valuable funds to safeguard their wild cousins. Part of the income generated from our Animal Experiences contributes to the work Zoos SA does in support of a wide number of conservation programs both within and beyond our gates.

Want to get involved? You can help!

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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction.

Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging.

We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.

 

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