On select weekends in 2020 visitors to the Kansas City Zoo can enjoy one of two special penguin marches. These special experiences are included FREE with your admission to the Kansas City Zoo.
At 11 a.m. the birds strut around the Helzberg Penguin Plaza offering you up-close opportunity view them in action. Their stroll takes about 15 minutes, but you can also catch up with them on the zoo’s penguin cam.
Penguin March Schedule
Penguin marches are currently scheduled for the following dates:
Jan. 18-19 – Penguin Awareness Week; includes extra games and fun from 10 a.m. to 3 .p. m in Helzberg Penguin Plaza.
Feb. 29-March 1
Fun Facts About Penguins at the Kansas City Zoo
According to zoo’s website, the warm weather loving Humboldt penguin is native to the desert coast of Chile and Peru. These birds have special heat dispersing skin patches near their beaks that allow them to live in such a warm environment.
The cold weather King penguin is the second largest kind of penguin and is native to the outlying islands which surround Antarctica. These birds are around three feet tall with their striking golden chest plumage.