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Our Penguins

Learn about their unique behaviors and characteristics

While it’s difficult to distinguish one Magellanic Penguin from another, Aquarium visitors will be able to tell who’s who by looking at the penguins’ color-coded and name-labeled ID tags on their wings.

Here you can read about the various personalities and behaviors that are becoming apparent amongst the members of our flock. Penguins of all species can be a lot like people—we see a lot of ourselves in their behavior. At the Aquarium, our penguins’ poolside antics can be a bit like a soap opera!

Our Penguins

Avery

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“The Teenager”

Avery is a very mellow, mild-mannered, young male penguin, but he does have one thing he’s particular about: eating.

Floyd

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“The Curious One”

Born in 2010, Floyd is a curious penguin who likes to hang out with the other younger birds.

Henry

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“The Wise Elder”

Born in 1995, Henry is the oldest penguin in the group. He likes to lead the pack at feeding time and is often the first to come up on deck and feed.

Jeremy

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“The Sweet One”

Jeremy is one of the younger penguins in the group. He has a sweet personality, according to his trainers, and is comfortable around humans.

Kate

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“The Flirt”

Kate is the flirtatious female of the bunch. Early on, she paired up with Avery and followed him around, but Robbie was also interested in her.

Ludwig

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“The Rowdy One”

Ludwig is definitely the rowdiest of the younger penguins in the group, his trainers report.

Newsom

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“The Baby”

Like Jeremy and Ludwig, Newsom is one of the younger penguins. While he’s slightly shy, he’s still a social penguin and likes to hang out on deck with the others.

Noodles

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“The Bruiser”

Noodles is a bit shy and hesitant around humans. He takes his food all at once and then runs back into the water.

Patsy

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“The Shy One”

Patsy is one of the female penguins and on the smaller side. At first she used to wait for the others to eat before getting food, but now that she’s warmed up to her human trainers, she is bolder.

Robbie

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“The Brave One”

Robbie is the penguin who is most comfortable around humans. When he arrived at the Aquarium, he had a foot infection and received medical treatment at the Molina Animal Care Center.

Roxy

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“The Independent One”

Roxy likes to be first, especially when it comes to feeding time. Other than that, her personality is pretty relaxed.

Shim

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“The Big One”

Shim is the largest penguin in the group. Sometimes he’s vocal and will stretch out his neck to get food over others, but other times he tends to yield to the other penguins in the pool and at the food bucket.

Whatever

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“The Bold One”

The penguin with an unusual name, Whatever is a female with a bold, independent streak.

Heidi

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“The Playful One”

Heidi is one of two chicks born at the Aquarium in the summer of 2013.

Anderson

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“The Rookie”

The male chick that hatched at the Aquarium in June 2013 was named Anderson, in honor of the Aquarium’s senior bird biologist Karen Anderson.