With temperatures dipping into the teens and negatives for much of the country this week, many Americans may find themselves hibernating inside. For the King penguins of the Cincinnati Zoo, it is the perfect weather to venture outside.
According to the Ohio zoo, these birds, the second-largest penguin species, are covered in a think layer of body fat that insulates them from cold weather, making frigid temperatures a walk in the park.
To offer the King penguins more time to connect to this arctic side, the zoo started Penguin Parades. Friday through Monday at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. during Penguin Days at the Cincinnati Zoo, the park’s King penguins enjoy a casual stroll through the zoo grounds, as long as the weather is below 50 degrees.
Guests are welcome to come watch the birds waddle through the zoo from now until March 8. Visitors can also expect to see polar bears and elephants — both animals that enjoy some quality time out in the snow — in their habitats.