The penguin facility at the Kattegatcentre is a world-class experience across two floors where you can get up, close and personal with the world’s fastest penguin.
COOL PENGUINS AND A WORLD-CLASS PENGUIN FACILITY
Visiting the penguins at the Kattegatcentre is an extraordinary experience, not least because the new facility across two floors is one of just eight penguin facilities in the world where you can stand in the same room as sub-Antarctic penguins. It promises to be a fascinating and sensory experience that will quite literally give you the chills!
MEET THE WORLD’S FASTEST PENGUIN
The new penguin facility at the Kattegatcentre is home to the Gentoo penguin, which is the world’s fastest penguin, reaching top speeds of up to 36km per hour as it whizzes through the water! The penguins are known for their distinctive calls that sound a bit like a donkey. They are the third largest penguin species in the world and have a big personality – so you can certainly look forward to meeting them!
EXPERIENCE PENGUINS ABOVE AND BELOW THE WATER
At the new penguin facility at the Kattegatcentre, you can encounter penguins both above and under the water. The facility is divided across two floors, one above water level and one below.
On the upper level, you will find yourself in an enchanting rocky landscape from the South Seas, close to the penguins in all respects – including smell, sounds and temperature! There is no thick glass screen between you, so you can enjoy a truly sensory encounter with the fascinating inhabitants of the penguin colony. Down below you can return to the warmth and enjoy some much-needed peace and meditative calm as you watch the world’s fastest penguin dash impressively through the 200,000 litre pool.
After your fascinating encounter with the Gentoo penguins, you can then immerse yourself in facts and knowledge about the world’s 18 penguin species at the centre’s interactive exhibition on penguins.
The Gentoo penguins at the Kattegatcentre come from other zoos and aquariums around Europe, not from the wild.