location: Long Beach, CA best viewing hours: 7:00am - 8:00pm time zone: Pacific Time
The Aquarium of the Pacific’s colony of about a dozen Magellanic Penguins will be tending to their nests and preparing to lay eggs throughout this spring and into summer. Nest boxes are installed behind holes in the rock walls of the exhibit so the birds can easily access both their nests and the beach and pool area throughout the breeding season. 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.
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