August 19, 2014
Two of the Magellanic Penguin chicks born at the Aquarium this summer are now on view in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. After hatching in their nest burrows in the penguin habitat and being cared for by their parents, the juvenile birds were moved behind the scenes to learn how to swim and receive feedings from Aquarium staff members. Two chicks, both females, joined the rest of the penguins in the exhibit on August 27, and two more (males) are expected to go on exhibit later this year.
Visitors to the Aquarium’s website can watch live as the young penguins acclimate to their new home in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. Cameras are located above and below the water, providing a real-time view of the lives of the Aquarium’s penguins. The webcams have been provided courtesy of explore.org, the philanthropic multimedia arm of the Annenberg Foundation. Click here to see the Aquarium’s webcams.
The public will also have the chance to help name one of the chicks though the Aquarium’s Adopt an Animal program by adopting at the $100 limited-edition penguin chick level or above before October 31, 2014. The person whose suggested name is chosen by Aquarium staff members will be able to go behind the scenes and participate in a feeding and training session with the penguins. Click here to adopt a chick and submit a name.