Penguin Profile: Evie
Published: Dec 12, 2019Get to know our colony of penguins with our blog series of penguin profiles!
Penguin Name: Evie
Age: Evie was 1 on the 1st September 2019
Species: African penguin
When did Evie come to Living Coasts? Evie was hatched at Living Coasts to parents Burt and Ping
Hand or Parent Reared? Initially parent reared, when Evie started to lose her appetite at around 10 days old, the keepers decided to step in and hand rear. We followed Evie’s story quite closely and if you would like to know more, have a look at the links below.
Fish and chicks at Living Coasts
How to make friends and influence penguins
To penguin or not to penguin
Can be identified by: Tag reference 10150
Where can Evie be spotted on the beach: Evie is usually hanging out on the decking
Dating Life: Evie has a way to go yet, she won’t reach breeding age for another 2 years.
Personality Traits: Very confident around people. Evie enjoys swimming, bubbles and feather enrichment.
Evie likes to help the keepers on the beach when they are working – she can be quite inquisitive!
She enjoys spending time with the eider ducks and often hangs out with them on the decking.
She has a little sister Luna and two big brothers, Seth and Crosby.
Evie is still in her juvenile plumage but will moult sometime between now and 18 months old.