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Our Penguins

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 ID tags on their wings.

Penguin Gatz portrait with blue water background

Here you can read about the various personalities in our colony. 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!

Penguin Admiral Fancy Pants portrait with blue water background

Admiral Fancy Pants

True to his name, Admiral Fancy Pants waddled into the exhibit with determination and confidence, right into his new home and colony.

Penguin Anderson portrait with blue water background


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.

Penguin Floyd portrait with blue water background


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

Penguin Gatz portrait with blue water background


This penguin has a big attitude! Gatz is Roxy and Floyd’s fifth chick, and he loves to be the center of attention.

Penguin Heidi with blue water background


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

Penguin Jayde with blue water background


Jayde is Kate and Avery’s first chick. Independent and confident, Jayde hatched on May 31, 2014.

Penguin Kate with blue water background


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.

Penguin Lily with blue water background


This little penguin is a total firecracker!

Penguin Ludwig with blue water background


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

Penguin Mattson with blue water background


His parents are Patsy and Noodles, and he hatched on June 12, 2014, a day after his sister Paddles.

Penguin Paddles with blue water background


Paddles is a female chick that hatched June 11, 2014 to parents Patsy and Noodles.

Penguin Patsy with blue water background


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.

Penguin Robbie with blue water background


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.

Penguin Roxy with blue water background


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

Penguin Shim with blue water background


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

Penguin Skipper with blue water background


Skipper, a male, is Roxy and Floyd’s third chick and hatched on June 27, 2014.

Penguin Whatever with blue water background


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