May 23, 2019 5.34 pm This story is over 30 months old

Penguins arrive at new Lincoln attraction

They have settled in just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend

A family of Humboldt penguins have arrived at their new home in a wildlife park near Lincoln.

Woodside Wildlife Park near Langworth has been building them a state of the art £250,000 enclosure over the past few months.

The penguins were put into their new home at midnight last night, so The Lincolnite were invited for a sneak peek.

Get up close with Charlie, Peacan, Coco, Peanut, Pie and other friendly penguins when the enclosure opens on Saturday, May 25.

When they have settled in, Woodside will be offering a penguin feeding experience for people to get even closer to the action.

Tickets are available at £11.95 for adults, £11.45 for OAPs and £10.45 for children. Those under 2-years-old go free.

Neil Mumby, director at Woodside Wildlife Park, told The Lincolnite: “We are really excited for people to see the penguins.

“This walk through enclosure gets people as close as possible to the penguins. They are really inquisitive so get straight up to the glass to get a look at people.

“We put in a request to see if anyone had any surplus penguins and were matched up with a set of males and females to start a breeding programme.”

The wildlife park are also adding a net to the top of the enclosure before they add in Inca Tern sea birds, which are from South America, just like the penguins.

Woodside Wildlife Park is also home to white wolves, tigers, lynxs, meerkats and plenty more.

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