Meet our playful penguins!
The Oceanarium is home to 10 playful Humboldt penguins - each with their own unique personality!
Born May 7th, 2003, at Zoo Zurich
Augustin was named after the Curator at Faunia, where he lived before moving to his permanent home in Bournemouth. He's very gentle and quiet, and will stop at nothing to protect his partner, Pingu. The loved up couple can quite often be seen grooming each other!
Born February 4th, 2010, at Faunia
Chile is our youngest penguin, he's very energetic and loves anything shiney! He spends a lot of time swimming and interacting with guests
Born May 4th, 2005, at Zoo Zurich
Cobblepot is the most mature penguin, but still has a playful streak and loves to swim! He takes his name from the infamous Batman villain, Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, aka The Penguin.
Born April 8th, 2002, at Ouwehand Zoo
Darwin certainly knows his own name and now responds when called by his keepers. He's a bit of a fussy eater and likes being fed in the water. He's loved up with Maria and the pair can often be spotted singing to each other!
Born November 11th, 2002, at Ouwehand Zoo
Diego is very gentle to feed and light on his feet, which has led to keepers nicknaming him 'Twinkle Toes'. He also swims a lot!
Born March 26th, 2004, at Newquay Zoo
Maria takes her name from the keeper who cared for our penguins during their stay at Blackpool Zoo. She's loved up with Darwin and the pair are very vocal and flirty, and are rarely seen apart!
Born April 16th, 2009, at Faunia
Peru is our most inquisitive and photogenic penguin, he also responds to his name and is rather playful and cheeky!
Born April 8th, 1995, at Colchester Zoo
Pingu is our oldest and smallest penguin. She's loved up with Augustin after their romance blossomed while at Blackpool Zoo, and they've been inseperable ever since!
Born March 13th, 2004, at Newquay Zoo
Private stands guard at the gate, eagerly awaiting his keepers and the fish they bring! He loves being close to visitors. Private takes his name from one of the pesky penguins from the Madagascar movies.
Born June 26th, 2004, at Zoo Zurich
Zorro didn't have a name when he arrived in Bournemouth, but after a suggestion from one of our younger visitors, he was christened Zorro! He's very inquisitive and spends his time hanging around the pool with Peru and Chile.