Our near neighbours, Marwell Zoo, based in Bishop’s Waltham in Hampshire, have recently welcomed FOUR baby Humboldt penguins to their award-winning Wildlife Park.
Peanut, Pistachio, Cashew and Macadamia (aaah), will be nesting for a little while longer in their burrows, for approximately 12 weeks, before venturing out into the big wide world.
We know that, similar to babies, penguins don’t have any teeth, but oral welfare is still important (especially after all those fish suppers – pheweee!), so the fantastic keepers at Marwell Zoo will be keeping a watchful eye on the latest additions to their wildlife family.
Animals and characters are a great way to get children interested in toothbrushing, and our Percy Penguin may not have any teeth of his own, but he can help look after the next generation’s ‘pearly whites’!