London Zoo is situated in the heart of the beautiful Regent's Park in North London and is home to a wide variety of birds.

Penguin Beach

With over 800 animal species, interactive exhibits, animal displays and feeds, a trip to London zoo is a great day out.

London Zoo is involved in many conservation programmes and the price of your ticket goes towards this valuable work. There are also opportunities to adopt an animal, become a member and by buying tickets to London Zoo in advance online you can save money and beat the queues.

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Penguin Beach

Penguin Beach at London Zoo is Europe’s biggest penguin pool and home to a colony of Humboldt penguins and one token rockhopper.

A South American beach landscape has been recreated and the large pool has an underwater viewing area so you can watch the penguins dive and swim beneath the surface of the water.

Twice a day the birds are fed during Penguin Beach Live when you can see them demonstrating their natural behaviours as they duck and dive for fish and presenters guide you through the lives of these charming aquatic birds.

London Zoo also has a special penguin nursery, that includes a chick incubation unit and a smaller pool where young penguins can learn to swim.

Snowdon Aviary

Designed in 1962 and named after Lord Snowdon, the aviary was the world's first-walk through bird house of its kind.

Inspired by the movements of flying birds, the aviary was designed to look almost weightless and pushed the architectural boundaries of the time. The frame makes use of aluminium and is engineered to use tension to support the structure which was pioneering in the 60s. A giant net skin covers the aviary which is held in position by cables.

Snowdon Aviary is home to many of the world's most amazing birds including peacocks, brolga, cattle egrets and white ibis.

Blackburn Pavilion

Be transported into a tropical rainforest and come face-to-face with species as diverse as toucans, kookaburras and sunbirds.

The Black Pavilion at London Zoo is a beautiful Victorian building that has been transformed with lush foliage and waterfalls with many birds free-flying around the exotic space. In the cloud forest hummingbirds beat their tiny wings and you will be enchanted by flashes of iridescence as they swoop through the trees.

As well as giving visitors the opportunity to experience birds in their natural habitats, the pavilion provides a safe home for a number of species that are in danger of going extinct, such as the Socorro dove which is being bred in captivity until it can be reintroduced into the wild.

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