The Aquarium’s Magellanic Penguins are tending to their nests, incubating eggs, and caring for chicks during the breeding season.
Our penguins are in the middle of their breeding season, and we are pleased to welcome Shim and Whatever’s chick to the Aquarium family. The chick hatched on May 20, 2016. Everyone should keep in mind that, unfortunately, not all chicks survive, but we are hopeful this chick will reach maturity. When the chick is ready to leave the nest, usually after around twenty days, Aquarium experts will move the chick to its behind-the-scenes nursery where it will learn how to eat hand-fed fish from our staff biologists and how to swim. Once the chick is ready, it will join the other birds in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. It is usually around that time that we will know if the chick is a female or male and can decide on the naming process. We expect this to be sometime in August. We will keep you posted. In the meantime, we invite you to tune in to our nest webcam to see the newborn with its parents.
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The Penguin Nest Box Cam is courtesy of explore.org, the philanthropic media organization and division of the Annenberg Foundation. See more live cams at explore.org