Three penguin chicks make their public debut at The Aquarium of the Pacific

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Magellanic penguin chicks hatched in May and make their public debut and join their parents, siblings, and other birds in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. Two of the chicks were born to parents Roxy and Floyd. Roxy, the mother, came to the Aquarium from Brazil. She was rescued and deemed non-releasable to the wild. She and Floyd are also parents to Skipper, Lily, Heidi, Anderson, and Gatz. Kate and Avery are also the parents of a chick this season. Kate and Avery are both rescue penguins from Brazil and are also the parents of Jayde and Fisher. This is the sixth year that penguin chicks have hatched at the Aquarium, and with the three new chicks, the total number hatched is now thirteen. Magellanic penguins are a temperate species native to the coasts of Argentina and Chile in South America. It takes between thirty-eight to forty-three days of incubation before a Magellanic penguin egg will hatch. The parents take turns incubating the eggs and feeding the chicks after they hatch. In celebration of the baby birds, the Aquarium is offering the opportunity to adopt a penguin chick through its Adopt an Animal program. Those adopting a penguin chick at the $100 level or higher before September 30, 2018, will have a chance to help name one of the female penguin chicks. The winner will go behind the scenes with the penguins.

Posted by Long Beach Post on Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s three new Magellanic penguin chicks hatched in May and made their public debut Thursday to join their parents, siblings, and other birds in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat.

Two of the chicks were born to parents Roxy and Floyd. Roxy, the mother, came to from Brazil. She was rescued and deemed non-releasable to the wild. She and Floyd are also parents to Skipper, Lily, Heidi, Anderson, and Gatz.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Magellanic penguin chicks, which hatched in May, make their public debut and join their parents, siblings, and other birds in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat In Long Beach September 12, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

Kate and Avery are also the parents of a chick this season. Kate and Avery are both rescue penguins from Brazil and are also the parents of Jayde and Fisher.

This is the sixth year that penguin chicks have hatched at the Aquarium, and with the three new chicks, the total number hatched is now thirteen.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Magellanic penguin chicks, which hatched in May, make their public debut and join their parents, siblings, and other birds in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat In Long Beach September 12, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

Magellanic penguins are a temperate species native to the coasts of Argentina and Chile in South America. It takes between thirty-eight to forty-three days of incubation before a Magellanic penguin egg will hatch. The parents take turns incubating the eggs and feeding the chicks after they hatch.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Magellanic penguin chicks, which hatched in May, make their public debut and join their parents, siblings, and other birds in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat In Long Beach September 12, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

In celebration of the baby birds, the Aquarium is offering the opportunity to adopt a penguin chick through its Adopt an Animal program. Those adopting a penguin chick at the $100 level or higher before Sept. 30, 2018, will have a chance to help name one of the female penguin chicks. The winner will go behind the scenes with the penguins.

More details on the Aquarium website.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Magellanic penguin chicks, which hatched in May, make their public debut and join their parents, siblings, and other birds in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat In Long Beach September 12, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

Two of the three Magellanic penguin chicks watch an adult penguin swim in the penguin habitat. September 12, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Magellanic penguin chicks, which hatched in May, make their public debut and join their parents, siblings, and other birds in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat In Long Beach September 12, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Magellanic penguin chicks, which hatched in May, make their public debut and join their parents, siblings, and other birds in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat In Long Beach September 12, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

Two adult Magellanic penguins cuddle as the Aquarium of the Pacific in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat In Long Beach September 12, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

Three of the Magellanic penguin chicks walk to the water in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat In Long Beach September 12, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

Three of the Magellanic penguin chicks walk to the water. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

One of the three Magellanic penguin chicks flies through the water as The Aquarium of the Pacific. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

One of the three Magellanic penguin chicks flies through the water. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

One of the three Magellanic penguin chicks enjoy its swim. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

A volunteer cuddles an adult Magellanic penguin at The Aquarium of the Pacific. Photo by Thomas R Cordova.

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