August 31, an endangered black-footed penguin chick hatched at the
Aquarium. Weighing in at 56.9 grams (about 2 ounces), this new chick is
the second offspring for penguin pair Puddles and Millicent. Aquarium
visitors may remember Puddles and Millicent as the first-time parents of
Chicory, the young penguin that hatched out just last April.
Aviculturists nicknamed the new arrival “Elmer" after they repaired a
broken bit of shell with glue during incubation.
The Penguin Camera is located on Torgersen Island (64°46’S, 64°04’W), off the coast of Anvers Island and less than a mile from Palmer Station. Torgersen Island is home to a colony of Adélie penguins numbering approximately 2,500. This camera is seasonal and operates primarily from October to February, the Adélie breeding season. The camera is solar-powered and may sometimes experience brief outages due to inclement weather. School classrooms and other educational demonstrations will often take control of the camera, moving it to gain better views of the colony.