Calgary Zoo's penguin walk cancelled for the rest of the season

We might like this unseasonably warm weather — but the penguins at the Calgary Zoo don't.

It's too warm for the birds to keep walking

It's too warm to continue the penguin walk this season, the Calgary Zoo says. (Calgary Zoo)

We might like this unseasonably warm weather — but the penguins at the Calgary Zoo don't. 

The zoo announced it's cancelling the final few days of the penguin walk because it's too warm outside for the birds.

"We have made a decision in the birds' best interest that the Penguin Walks will be cancelled for the season," the zoo said on its website. 

Nero, the first king penguin chick born at the Calgary Zoo, stands out with his fluffy appearance. (Ayesha Clough/CBC)

This year, king penguin chick Nero took centre stage during the penguin walks. The fluffy and awkward chick was the first king penguin born at the Calgary Zoo.

The walk was expected to continue through until Sunday.


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