location: Long Beach, CA
best viewing hours: 7:00am - 8:00pm
time zone: Pacific Time
Two Magellanic Penguin chicks hatched at the Aquarium in late May. Parents Kate and Avery and Patsy and Robbie, residents of the Aquarium’s June Keyes Penguin Habitat, cared for the baby penguins until they were ready to go to their behind-the-scenes nursery to learn to take whole fish from keepers for feedings and to swim in shallow pools. The Aquarium is home to more than a dozen Magellanic Penguins, which are native to the coasts of Chile and Argentina in South America.
It takes between thirty-eight and forty-three days of incubation before a Magellanic Penguin egg will hatch. The chicks hatch with their eyes closed, and they are able to open their eyes about a week later. Magellanic Penguin parents take turns incubating the eggs on the nest and feeding and raising the chicks after they hatch. The chicks fledge, or replace their downy newborn feathers with water-tight adult feathers, after about 90 days.
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