Popular attraction to pick up some penguins
3:00pm Saturday 29th September 2012 in News
Pembrokeshire's £500,000 penguin project looks set to be up and swimming by next Easter.
Folly Farm announced this week that is going ahead with the scheme thanks to good visitor numbers over the summer holidays.
The attraction was granted planning permission last May for the development, and construction work will now get underway on the enclosure.
It will house 20 Humboldt penguins in a state-of-the-art salt water environment, which will include an environmentally- friendly pump house.
The birds will be part of a European breeding programme and the enclosure will include a penguin nursery.
Said zoo manager Tim Morphew: “This is the most advanced, technological project we have brought to Folly Farm, and will showcase conservation, environmental and sustainability best practice.”