Penguin Profile: Kevin
Published: Oct 31, 2019Get to know our colony of penguins with our blog series of penguin profiles!
Penguin Name: Kevin
Age: Kevin will be 6 on the 11th November
Species: African penguin
When did Kevin come to Living Coasts? Kevin was hatched at Living Coasts to parents Alice and Henry
Hand or Parent Reared? Kevin was hatched on Penguin Beach but rejected by his parents after 10-12 days, so the keepers decided to hand rear him.
Can be identified by: Black tag with reference ZO701
Dating Life: Kevin is partnered with Mini
Personality Traits: Very friendly, handsome and confident penguin
Named after Kevin from Harry Enfield’s Kevin and Perry duo as he was quite stroppy to begin with and he refused to eat from keeper’s hands.
“He’s definitely the ‘cool dude’ on the beach, a lot of the young adults follow him around” Penguin Patroller Jane explains.
Kevin once made his way down the front entrance ramp to explore while hunting for the perfect burrow for his partner Mini.
Despite being a bit of a cool dude, Kevin has some very endearing traits. His partner Mini isn’t very confident with the steps on the decking, so Kevin will often come over to accompany her down them.