Adventure Aquarium announced its newest animal addition Thursday with the birth of Casanova, an African Black-footed penguin.And there's video.
But it should come with a warning: The cuteness factor of this little creature (gender still unknown, aquarium officials said) might explode your computer screen.
The little hatchling, born Jan. 11 but its existence only revealed to the world Thursday, is the first born to the aquarium's penguin couple, Kali and Tyson.
Since the aquarium began working with a national program called the African penguin species survival plan in 1998, Casanova is the 14th penguin born at the Camden facility."We’re thrilled to report that this African Penguin chick is very strong," said Pagel, Curator of Birds & Mammals at Adventure Aquarium, who has overseen the African Penguin population since 1998. "It is gaining weight by leaps and bounds, vocalizing and is already starting to walk and learning to eat on its own."
Casanova should become a visible presence to the public by the spring, the aquarium said.