Watch the penguins live!

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We hope you enjoy watching our charity's colony at Penguins Rock, Europe's largest outdoor penguin pool! 

Your support helps to care for all the animals you love here at Edinburgh Zoo, as well as contributing towards vital wildlife conservation, community and engagement work carried out by Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) teams in Scotland and around the world. 

You may spot Kevin, our naughtiest penguin, who has a lifetime ban from the penguin parade for pecking at our visitors! Keep an eye out for Snowflake, our leucistic gentoo, easily identifiable by his rare pale white plumage. And don't forget Major General Sir Nils Olav, mascot of the Norwegian King's Guard and the world's highest ranking penguin!

Our penguins are usually visible on the camera throughout the day, if you can't see any they are most likely just going for a swim and should be back soon.

Fun fact

King penguins are the second largest penguin species (emperor penguins are the largest)

King penguins Sir Nils Olav and Alfie walking together in enclosure facing camera Image: ALLIE MCGREGOR 2024

You can help!

A message from Liz, our penguin keeper:

“Over one hundred penguins live here at Penguins Rock in Edinburgh Zoo - we're home to gentoo, king and rockhopper penguins.

"It costs £165 a day to feed our penguin colony. Thanks to everyone who has donated to help our penguins, it’s such a wonderful thing to do and makes a big difference."

Help the animals you love
A gentoo penguin swimming Image: Rhiordan Langan-Fortune 2024


We would like to say thank you to IndigoVision. Without their expertise we would not have been able to provide this incredible 24 hour live view of the penguins. 

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