One of oldest penguins in world celebrates 30th birthday at Harewood House

One of the oldest penguins in the world has celebrated their 30th birthday - more than double her life expectancy.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 4:45 am

Minnie the Humbolt was treated to lots of tasty fish on Monday (May 24) to mark the special occasion – while her keepers enjoyed fish-shaped biscuits for the festivities.

Most penguins of her kind only live for around 15 years, but Minnie – who stands out due to her blue armband and fashionable centre parting hairstyle – has long surpassed that age.

Adorable photos taken today show the black and white bird proudly posing in front of a colourful birthday banner displaying her name.

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Minnie the Humbolt was treated to lots of tasty fish on Monday (May 24) to mark the special occasion – while her keepers enjoyed fish-shaped biscuits for the festivities. cc SWNS

Minnie lives at Harewood House in Leeds, an 18th-century estate boasting more than 100 acres of gardens, after moving from Windsor Safari Park in 1992.

A Harewood House spokesperson said: "A very special penguin turned 30 today.

"She enjoyed lots of tasty fish in the sunshine with her friends, and the keepers even joined the party with fish-shaped biscuits.”

Minnie the Humbolt was treated to lots of tasty fish on Monday (May 24) to mark the special occasion – while her keepers enjoyed fish-shaped biscuits for the festivities. cc SWNS