Friday, February 13, 2015

#Penguin chicks will make their debut at Greensboro Science Center

Posted: Friday, February 13, 2015 
Want to meet Raven, Brady, Jordy, Keuchly and Wangari? They're the newest (and cutest, in our opinion) penguins at Greensboro Science Center, 4301 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro.
The chicks making their first public appearance on Feb. 23 are:
• Raven, female, born Oct. 29
• Brady, male, born Nov. 29
• Jordy, male, born Dec. 3
• Keuchly, female, born Dec. 8
• Wangari, female, born Dec. 9

"We are introducing all five babies to the colony at the same time for several reasons," Senior Keeper Carmen Murray said. "The oldest chick, Raven, was ready to go out on exhibit last month, but since she didn't have a clutch mate, we decided to wait for her to have 'buddies' before meeting the adult penguins. Chicks typically stay together and form their own hierarchy, which means they help each other from getting picked on too much by older birds.

"The last four chicks were all hatched less than two weeks apart. They are just finishing molting, so they are ready to go on exhibit and find their new 'pecking order' within the colony."

Also on Feb. 23, in honor of the penguin chicks' debut, Chipotle Mexican Grill at 1420 Westover Terrace will donate 50 percent of proceeds to the science center. Just tell the cashier when you pay for your meal that you'd like to participate. The money raised will be added to donations collected during the science center's annual Tuxedo Trot: Run for the Penguins (set for April 25, which is World Penguin Day) for the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds.

Science center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $12.50 for adults (14-64), $11.50 for seniors (65 and older) and children (3-13) and children younger than 2 are free.

For more information, call (336) 288-3769 or visit


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