Earlier this month,the ‘Live News’ division of stock photography agency Alamy arranged for our photographer to visit Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, England to capture some imagery of their collection of Humboldt penguins ahead of Penguin Awareness day on 20 January. Twycross Zoo were marking the occasion with a weekend wide range of activities for visitors to raise awareness of penguin and marine wildlife conservation. Penguins are classed as vulnerable species and populations are thought to be endangered.

Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire, England, UK. 19 January 2018. Group of humboldt penguins in their enclosure. Humboldt penguins are native to coastal Chile and Peru and are classified as a vulnerable species in the wild by the International Union for Conservation of Nature

Our images were filed after capture on the same day and were featured on the Alamy Live News feed for 48 hours before moving along to the main stock library of the agency. World Penguin Day is celebrated on 25 April 2018, if you are planning to write or design an editorial article, blog or feature on this day or the plight of penguins browse our collection of penguin images by clicking the image below or by getting in touch with us at info@www.reelmonkeyproductions.com.

Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire, England, UK. 19 January 2018. Close up of humboldt penguin in enclosure at zoo

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