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.
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!
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.
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.
Astaire loves to preen his human keepers.
Fisher is the eighth penguin to hatch at the Aquarium.
Born in 2010, Floyd is a curious penguin who likes to hang out with the other younger birds.
This penguin has a big attitude! Gatz is Roxy and Floyd’s fifth chick, and he loves to be the center of attention.
Heidi is one of two chicks born at the Aquarium in the summer of 2013.
Jayde is Kate and Avery’s first chick. Independent and confident, Jayde hatched on May 31, 2014.
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.
This little penguin is a total firecracker!
Ludwig is definitely the rowdiest of the younger penguins in the group, his trainers report.
His parents are Patsy and Noodles, and he hatched on June 12, 2014, a day after his sister Paddles.
Paddles is a female chick that hatched June 11, 2014 to parents Patsy and Noodles.
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 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 likes to be first, especially when it comes to feeding time. Other than that, her personality is pretty relaxed.
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.
Skipper, a male, is Roxy and Floyd’s third chick and hatched on June 27, 2014.
The penguin with an unusual name, Whatever is a female with a bold, independent streak.