Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
yesterday at 16:36. Facebook
It's our last #PenguinWatch update of the day... still nothing to report but we're keeping our flippers crossed that tomorrow* is going to be the big day!!

We'll be back at 9.30am to check on progress.

* We make no promises. What is it they say about never working with animals or children?
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Suzanne Muse Caley
Maria Blanshard
Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
yesterday at 13:59. Facebook
We're back but still no visible progress... #PenguinWatch continues. Next update at 5.30pm!
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Leanne Green
Natalie Lloyd
Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
yesterday at 11:01. Facebook
We're back in the Bird Nursery with our penguin egg... the little one is still building its strength before it's big break!!
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Jackie Casey
Sara Louise Deadman
Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
yesterday at 08:29. Facebook
Good morning!! While there's not much visible progress with our penguin egg this morning, the little one's had a busy night. The chick has now internally pipped, meaning it's broken through into the airsac. The chick is now learning to breathe, resting and strengthening its lungs before making its break into the big wide world!! Next update at 12pm.
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Rozlyn Rae
Lydie Taylor
Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
06/22/2017 at 16:27. Facebook
Our last visit of the day to our bird nursery. Still no progress from our penguin egg, but as they say, a watched pot never boils. Next update at 9.30am tomorrow!!
Amanda Kate Kemp
Carl Orritt
Julie Tierney
Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
06/22/2017 at 13:31. Facebook
Good things come to those who wait... there's not been much progress since our last visit but the penguin egg is still wobbling which is a good sign of things to come!! Next update will be at 5.30pm.
Helen Jubb
Cathy Hall
Natalie Green
Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
06/22/2017 at 10:57. Facebook
The egg has been in the incubator for about 40 days now and the little wobbles are the chicks way of telling us it's nearly ready to come out!! We'll be keeping a close eye on things for the first signs of "pipping" as the chick makes that all important first crack in the shell. Stay tuned as we'll be checking back regularly with live updates throughout the process - next update at 2.30pm!!
Beani Lomax
James Giles
Jackie Casey
Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
06/22/2017 at 09:55. Facebook
BREAKING NEWS!!

We'll be going behind the scenes later today in our Bird Nursery to show you something very special. We'll be broadcasting LIVE right here on Facebook as the newest addition to our Magellanic Penguin colony prepares to make it's way into the world!!

The egg is showing early signs of its arrival by rolling and tapping, and it's now a case of watching and waiting…

The first...
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BREAKING NEWS Well be going behind the scenes later today in our
Amy Nickson
Lesley Atkinson
Marione Nixon
Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
06/21/2017 at 14:50. Facebook
What better opportunity to share our favourite Orang-Selfie with you than #SelfieDay!! So why not let us see your Orang-Selfies in the comments, we know you've all got one ;)
What better opportunity to share our favourite OrangSelfie with you than SelfieDay
Angela Anders
Charlotte Alice Glenister
Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
06/21/2017 at 08:28. Facebook
Happy World Giraffe Day!!

If you're visiting the zoo today, don't forget we've got talks, feeds and activities from 11am to 4pm down at Giraffe Heights!
Happy World Giraffe Day If youre visiting the zoo today dont forget
Natalie Green
Lauren Stewart
Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
06/20/2017 at 11:28. Facebook
Have you been following along with our Education Team's #30DaysWild challenge? It looks like there's been a bit of confusion this morning over what a game of Pooh Sticks is really about... Join them at 6.15pm over on the Blackpool Zoo - Wildlife Learning page for a real game of Pooh Sticks broadcast LIVE on Facebook!!
Have you been following along with our Education Teams 30DaysWild challenge It
Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
06/20/2017 at 08:17. Facebook
Who's spotted our baby mara?
Whos spotted our baby mara
Becca Feay
Nigel James Potts
Marione Nixon
Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
06/19/2017 at 09:14. Facebook
We'll be sticking our necks out on Wednesday as we celebrate World Giraffe Day - if you're visiting the zoo make sure you pop down to Giraffe Heights and join the celebration!
Well be sticking our necks out on Wednesday as we celebrate World

World Giraffe Day at Blackpool Zoo

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Jo Lambert Critchley
Suzanne Muse Caley
Deborah Joanne Hicks
Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
06/19/2017 at 08:12. Facebook
Who else thinks going to work or school when it's this sunny should be banned?
Who else thinks going to work or school when it's this sunny should be banned
Neil Kenny
Teresa Chesher
Helen Jubb
Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
06/18/2017 at 07:30. Facebook
Don't be shy, Elmo! We think you're a great dad, it can't be easy having your flippers full with three youngsters!

Happy Father's Day to all the father's out there - human or otherwise.
Dont be shy Elmo We think youre a great dad it cant
Marione Nixon
Nigel James Potts
Blackpool Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
06/17/2017 at 07:23. Facebook
We're wishing Wallace a wonderful Father's Day for tomorrow. If you're a newspaper fan, you might want to check out the Daily Mail today as we've heard rumours they might be running a feature on our boisterous boys!!
Were wishing Wallace a wonderful Fathers Day for tomorrow If youre a
Angela Mason
Marione Nixon
Pauline Butterworth
We've had a tough time picking a winner for our Father's Day ticket giveaway. Some of you had us laughing and some brought a tear to our eyes. In fact, we couldn't pick one so we have two winners!!

Congratulations Nicola White and Andrea Kerr - treat the dad's in your lives to a day out on us!!

PS. We regret to inform you that any dad's brought into the zoo must be taken home with you at...
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Weve had a tough time picking a winner for our Fathers Day
Rachael Marie
Debra Lang
Neil Kenny
There'll be extra fishy treats this Father's Day for single papa penguin, Gomez.

With one chick being hand reared by keepers and one being reared by in the nest - Gomez will have his work cut out once they both start making their public debut in a few weeks time.

For now - you'll have to make do with some photos of our adorable new arrivals - Yoda and Chewy.

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There'll be extra fishy treats this Father's Day for single papa penguin Gomez
Marione Nixon
Linzi McCoy
Gillian James
Like father, like son...

On the left is a #ThrowbackThursday photo of Wallace when he first arrived with us, aged two. On the right is a current photo of Khari, also aged two.

Now we know where he gets that Mohawk from!!

Photo of Khari by Samantha Weaver.
Like father like son On the left is a ThrowbackThursday photo of
Aliesha Dawn Ludlam
Lydie Taylor
Amanda Reynolds
We want to say a massive fishy THANK YOU to Emma for the lovely letter she sent us this week and for all the fabulous artwork she's been sending in to brighten up our Sea Lion Kitchen!!

Super Sea Lion Fan, Emma, has been giving her drawings of the Sea Lion display to our trainers for a while now and they're being proudly displayed in the kitchen. This week, Emma took things one step further...
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We want to say a massive fishy THANK YOU to Emma for
Zoe Hughes
Sarah Foster
Eileen Burns