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The methods outlined in this section relate to
the means of controlling breeding, and providing interaction and social stimulation,
including the use of group housing, both of the same species and of different species
together, and movements of individuals or groups into different environments.
||Groups of birds are allowed out of
the enclosure for a walk around the public pathways, guided by the keeping staff.
||Gentoo, Macaroni and King
||To allow the public to see
penguins closely, and allow the birds to experience areas outwith their enclosure. This
routine also allows penguins to be walked during transfers to alternative enclosures.
||Very popular with the public,
which stimulates their interest.
||Public must be watched to prevent
them coming into too close contact with the birds.
||The Penguin Parade originally
began several years ago when a gate was left open by mistake, some of the birds wandered
out, along the public walkway, and back to the enclosure. The event has become a tradition
at the zoo, though is more organised now !
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