See our penguin chicks before they go on exhibit
The Penguin Chicks Cam is courtesy of explore.org, the philanthropic media organization and division of the Annenberg Foundation. See more live cams at explore.org
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You may be wondering why you may see a stuffed animal of a penguin, a towel, and other items in with the penguin chicks. These items are there for enrichment, and you may see the penguins playing behind the towel or snuggling up to the plush.
Two Magellanic Penguin chicks hatched at the Aquarium in June. First-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium’s June Keyes Penguin Habitat, incubated both eggs. The one-month-old chicks are currently being cared for behind the scenes at the Aquarium and will be on public view when they join the other birds in the penguin habitat later this summer. Magellanic Penguins are a temperate species native to the coasts of Argentina and Chile in South America. It takes between thirty-eight and forty-three days of incubation before a Magellanic Penguin egg will hatch. The chicks hatch with their eyes closed, and they are able to open their eyes about a week later. Magellanic Penguin parents take turns incubating the eggs on the nest and feeding and raising the chicks after they hatch. The chicks fledge, or replace their downy newborn feathers with water-tight adult feathers, after about ninety days. The Aquarium’s penguin chicks are expected to fledge in August and join their parents and the other penguins on exhibit in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat.