Zoo hosts at Chessington World of Adventures Resort have had to hand out nose pegs to all visitors of the newly opened Penguin Bay due to complaints by guests over the smell of poo! Who knew penguins were so poo-ey? Known to line their nests with guano – or penguin poo – to deter predators from their nests, they are also known to poo in water, poo at each other and generally fire out poo in dramatic bursts whenever waddling along!


Jamie Mainds, Zoo Experience Supervisor at Chessington World of Adventures, says: ‘We have had some hot weather lately, and we’ve heard some comments from our guests going through the new walkthrough about the smell of fishy poo – especially during feeding time! We want to ensure our guests enjoy their experience with us, and thought some pegs might solve the problem.’


In order to insulate their new nests and guarantee a successful breeding season, Penguins line their nests with guano, commonly known as penguin poo. With two new penguin chicks born in Penguin Bay this year, visitors can use the brightly coloured pegs to block any bad smells while catching a glimpse of the adorable new recruits.


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Further information:


  • Discover the perfect family getaway at the Chessington Safari Hotel and Chessington Azteca Hotel, where you can enjoy themed rooms, an indoor swimming pool, spa and Savannah Splash pool and two fantastic themed restaurants.


  • For 12 months unlimited access to Chessington and/or Merlin’s other UK attractions see our range of annual passes at Merlin Annual Pass


  • The Zoo at Chessington World of Adventures is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA). BIAZA represents its member collections and promotes the values of good zoos and aquariums.


  • MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 109 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 26,000 employees (peak season). 


  • Among Merlin’s attractions are - SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park Resort, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK.  All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.


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