The second largest penguin, the king penguin spends most of its time at sea, coming ashore only during the breeding season. Like other penguins, the king penguin cannot fly in the air. However, its streamlined body and paddle-like wings enable it to swim underwater faster than many birds can fly.
Meet a Penguin Zookeeper
Talk to a keeper about penguins in front of the exhibit in the Wings of the World building. Talks resume in the spring.
Our current king lineup: Larry, Bebe, Kong, Martin Luther, Burger, Naveen and Kyoto. Kyoto is the youngest and most unruly in the exhibit group. Kong and Burger are the oldest, so they are a little more mellow. Larry and Bebe are the parents of Naveen, Kyoto and the new chick.