Ready for the cutest baby announcement? Proud Penguin parents Kate & Avery and Patsy & Noodles are pleased to announce the arrivals of their newest bundles of joy! And the Aquarium of the Pacific invites the public to meet them beginning this week. Four Magellanic Penguin chicks born at the Aquarium of the Pacific this summer are getting ready for their debut. The public can now see the two female chicks on exhibit. The two male chicks are slated to go on exhibit Tuesday, September 2. The public will have the chance to see all four chicks in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s June Keyes Penguin Habitat starting at 9:00 a.m on Tuesdsay in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. The parents of the chick born in late May are Kate and Avery—two of the Aquarium’s birds that were rescued off the coast of Brazil. The parents of the second female penguin born this summer are Patsy and Noodles.
You can check them out in person or on webcam! The two baby birds had been behind the scenes learning how to be hand fed fish and to swim before going on exhibit today. The Aquarium has live webcams in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, allowing people around the world to tune in to catch a glimpse of the chicks exploring the habitat. Cameras are located above and below the water, giving viewers up-close and candid looks at the lives of the Aquarium’s penguins. (The webcams have been provided courtesy of explore.org, the philanthropic multimedia arm of the Annenberg Foundation.)
Donate & Suggest a Baby Name for the Baby Penguins! The public also has the chance to help name Patsy and Noodles’ female chick though the Aquarium’s Adopt an Animal program by adopting at the $100 limited-edition penguin chick level or above before October 31, 2014. The person whose suggested name is chosen by Aquarium staff members will be able to go behind the scenes and participate in a feeding and training session with the penguins. Aquarium is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. Aquarium admission is $28.95 for adults 12+, $25.95 for seniors 62+, $14.95 per child (ages 3-11), and free to Aquarium members and children under age three. All photos by Robin Riggs.