Visit the Humboldt Penguins when on your holidays in Cornwall

June 27th, 2016

When on your holidays in Cornwall take the time to go and visit the Humboldt Penguins at the Cornwall Seal Sanctuary where they are raising money for a penguin conservation centre in Peru.

Until the 3rd July the Gweek charity is running a special Penguin Week raising money for a new penguin conservation centre in Punta San Juan in Peru where they will be teaching all there is to know about the Humboldt Penguin.

These cute creatures are becoming endangered, with an estimated 10,000 pairs still surviving in the wild of the coasts of Chile and Peru. The sanctuary’s penguins were bred at the Sea Life attractions apart from Waddles and Godfrey, who were from the Seaview Wildlife Encounter on the Isle of Wight when it closed after 44 years.

The sanctuary will give you the chance to get up close with these magnificent animals with informative talks, a penguin waddle race as well as a penguin trail that takes visitors around the sanctuary.

Tamara Cooper, Curator at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, had this to say about the Penguin Week:

“We are really excited to be having a week all about our wonderful penguins. Spreading awareness is what we are all about at the Sanctuary so it’s a fantastic opportunity to educate our guests as well as having a bit of fun!”



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Photo by: Petr Kratochvil