It's a world of penguins at the Helzberg Penguin Plaza



Small, large, warm water and cold water, these black and white birds are here at the KC Zoo.

Helzberg Penguin Plaza features a 100,000 gallon cool pool for cold water penguins and a 25,000 gallon warm wet area for warm water penguins. The Kansas City Zoo acquired four types of penguins which include Humboldt, King, Gentoo and Rockhopper species. Each exhibit provides child-friendly and magnificent views showcasing these extraordinary black and white birds in a recreated natural environment including snow for the cold water feathered friends.

Upon approach, guests travel over a map of the Southern Oceans depicting where each of the world’s 17 species of penguins is located. The Southern Oceans Gallery entry area provides views of five exhibits. These exhibits connect all oceans through a colorful coral reef aquarium, floating moon jellies and a mesmerizing 1500 gallon schooling fish aquarium.

The 17,600 square foot exhibit is located near the Endangered Species Carousel. The Tuxedo Grill, a new penguin-themed restaurant, is now open.

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