A NATURE attraction near Oxfordshire is the home to two famous penguins who have filmed along with stars such as Danny De Vito and Sir David Attenborough.

The penguins, Spike and Seth, live at Birdland Park and Gardens, in Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, and they have been spotted on screen more than once.

Seth, the oldest male king penguin in Europe, Asia and Australia after being born in 1985, started in in the 1992 blockbuster film Batman Returns alongside Danny De Vito and Michelle Pfeiffer.

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Spike has his own social media presence after staring alongside Sir David Attenborough in one his nature documentaries as well as being in a biscuit advert.

The park recently redeveloped the penguin with a “sleepy fishing village backdrop” with the above and below water viewing areas also updated with new brand-new glass.

For more information, visit birdland.co.uk


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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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