The most recent chick was hatched March 21, joining an older chick that hatched March 2. The webcam will document the rapid growth of the endangered chicks -- the elder penguin is already growing his "plumage" and soon will be swimming, the zoo said.
The hatchlings are significant achievements for the zoo, which opened the 3M Penguins of the African Coast in 2011.
The webcam will be available during the day, from roughly 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m, at http://mnzoo.org/events/Events_penguinChicks.asp.
African penguins live off the southwest coast of Africa, feeding on anchovies, sardines, herring and pelagic goby. Habitat destruction, oil spills and hunting have endangered the penguins, according to a release from the zoo.
-- Joseph Lindberg