There are 17 species of Penguin in the world, and the penguins at Natureland
are known as Jackass penguins because the sound they make is similar to
that of a braying donkey or jackass. Penguins vary a lot in size, from the
Fairy Blue Penguin of New Zealand standing only 30.5cm (12 inches), to the
huge Emperor Penguin, standing 48 inches. The Jackass Penguins at Natureland
stands up to a neat 70cm (27.5inches). Penguins' wings are no use in the
air but they make most efficient flippers for underwater flight.
We have been very lucky at Natureland and in recent years we've had the excitment of FOUR baby penguins hatching within the penguin enclosure!