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Least Concern
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Least Concern

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Diet

Ranging between 50 and 90cms in height, these penguins eat fish, squid, krill and other crustaceans.

Fun fact

Gentoo penguins gather in colonies of anything from 30 to a few thousand animals during the breeding season.

Habitat

Gentoo penguins are native to sub-Antarctic islands where chilly temperatures allow for ideal breeding, foraging and nesting conditions.

Gentoo penguins have a bluish-black plumage on their back and white plumage on the belly. It can be easily recognized by wide white strap on top of the black head that stretches to the eyes. They have an orange-red bill, paddle-shaped flippers, light-pink webbed feet, streamlined body and relatively long, brush-like tail. Gentoo penguins only breed in areas free of snow and ice. Cleanliness is key. If the previous year’s nesting area is covered with waste or too trampled, they'll move somewhere else along the coastline.

Animal zone

Kingdom of Ice

Enter this chilly white space and meet the VIP residents… that’s very important penguins.

Get a feel for what it is like to visit the polar oceans by touching the real ice walls. Discover more about global warming, ocean acidification and food chains associated with the animals that live in these colder climes, including Gentoo penguins.
Conservation is at the heart of everything we do
The Deep is an international player in marine conservation, working on pioneering research schemes to protect the future of our oceans.
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Conservation is at the heart of everything we do
The Deep is an international player in marine conservation, working on pioneering research schemes to protect the future of our oceans.

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Opening Times

The Deep is open daily from 10am – 6pm Monday - Friday and 9am - 6pm weekends & school holidays (last entry 5pm)

Car parking is available at a cost of £3 for six hours. It can become full during school holidays – alternative car parks can be found here.

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The Deep Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP

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Ticket Prices

Type of ticket Online
Adult £16.50
Child (3 - 15) £13.00
Under 3s/Essential carers FREE
Student*/Senior £15.50

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