Penguin Profile: Phoebe
Published: Dec 20, 2019Get to know our colony of penguins with our blog series of penguin profiles!
Penguin Name: Phoebe
Age: An old girl at 20 years, her next birthday is 27th December
Species: African penguin
When did Evie come to Living Coasts? Phoebe is one of Penguin Beach’s original inhabitants - she came from Paignton Zoo 16 years ago when Living Coasts first opened.
Can be identified by: Tag reference ZO447
Where can Evie be spotted on the beach: Phoebe is normally in a burrow at the bottom of the beach but that may change soon!
Dating Life: Phoebe is happily partnered with Fergus
Personality Traits: One of the quieter, sweeter and more gentle penguins on the beach. Phoebe can be a little nervous around people.
Phoebe and Fergus had a son, Thomas on 2nd September 2015. Penguin Patroller Jane tells us he is a handsome lad!
The pair are currently in the market for a new burrow and have been eyeing up a rock burrow at the top of the beach.
Phoebe has three black spots under her chest strap and her beak has a beautiful rounded top.
At feeding time, Phoebe likes to ‘dine and dash’. She waits by the rope on the opposite side of the penguin crossing and will dash over to get food and then dash off again. A process she repeats several times during the feed.