Barry Trevis our in-house bird expert and bird tour leader with some tips on how you can get up close and personal with some close relatives of 'Monty':
"Penguins never seem too far from our TV screens these days, whether real or animated with such iconic features as Frozen Planet, March of the Penguins, Happy Feet and so on - and on the run-up to this Christmas there has been much public interest in the current ‘Monty the Penguin’ advert for a certain well-known chain of department stores. So much interest in fact that apparently their stores sold out of their entire stock of ‘Monty’ Adelie Penguin toys after the first advert appeared.
If you want to see the real thing we offer a range of holidays to parts of the Southern Hemisphere where a number of Penguin species can be encountered. We don't go quite far south enough to see Adelies that never leave the depths of Antarctica but one can be ‘up close and personal’ to five species on our Falkland Island & Chile 13-day holiday, with large colonies of King, Rockhopper, Gentoo, Magellanic and a hopefully a few Macaroni Penguins. Other destinations where Penguins should be seen during our holidays are the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and Cape Town, South Africa."