Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Baby penguins hatch at Aquarium of the Pacific; watch live webcam


The Aquarium of the Pacific is offering a first look at its two newest additions — a pair of penguin chicks — via a livestreaming Penguin Cam.

The two Magellanic Penguins hatched to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium’s June Keyes Penguin Habitat.

The one-month-old chicks are being cared for behind the scenes, according to the Aquarium, but are expected to be on public view later this summer when they join the habitat.

The chicks can be seen via webcam starting Tuesday. The Penguin Cam is available courtesy of, the philanthropic multimedia arm of the Annenberg Foundation.

Magellanic Penguins hatch after 38 to 43 days of incubation. They hatch with their eyes close and open them about a week later. The chicks replace their newborn feathers with water-tight adult feathers after about 90 days.

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