A fundraising campaign has started for a new £750,000 penguin enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo.
The colony of penguins have lived in their home for more than 60 years but were moved earlier this year for the pool to be fixed and other work to get under way.
The king, rockhopper and gentoo penguins were spilt up with just a third of them staying at the zoo. They have been moved to a temporary enclosure while the work is carried out.
The other birds are being looked after at other zoos in London and Denmark.
The facility will include slides, diving boards and new viewpoints for visitors.
The visitor attraction is asking for the public to help them raise £100,000 of the cost.
On Thursday, the campaign was kicked off by Rocky, the first gentoo chick to be born at the zoo this year. He is one of six chicks born in the temporary enclosure this year.
Darren McGarry from the zoo said: "Our existing penguin enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo is one of our most iconic features, however after leaks started to appear in the main pool earlier this year, we took the decision to perform extensive maintenance work.
"We are now delighted to announce that Edinburgh Zoo will also carry out a total visual redevelopment as well, creating a new 21st century exhibit that both our penguins and visitors will love.
"To date, the important exploration work has how been completed and the first phase of engineering work and demolition has commenced. We’re also looking at a new filtration system, a special membrane to coat the existing pool and other maintenance.
"The bulk of the work will commence in September after the busy summer season and we hope to welcome back our esteemed penguin residents early next year.
"We hope that people can help us in raising £100,000 worth of funds. The remainder will be raised through grants, trusts, sponsors and Royal Zoological Society of Scotland funds - the charity that owns and operates Edinburgh Zoo."