The first crosswalk for penguins

What do you do when your penguins and people are having a hard time sharing the road? Why, install a zebra crossing, of course! The staff at Living Coasts in Torquay, Devon, noticed that their African penguins were bumping into visitors on their way to the keeper for feeding time. In response, they had asked the local council to install this crosswalk for the penguins to walk on.

“They live on Penguin Beach but are fed in the public area which means a fair bit of to-ing and fro-ing.

“The crossing has been put down to show visitors where the penguins cross the public walkway and to emphasise the need to take care.

– Tony Durkin, Senior Head Keeper at Living Coasts

[via PenguinsLand]

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “The first crosswalk for penguins

  1. How do the penguins know to use the crosswalk?

  2. They said that the penguins have learned to use it, but I’m assuming they just placed it where they trafficked the most. I’ll let you know if I find any hard research on that matter though.

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