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See New Baby Penguins at Aquarium of the Pacific via LIVE Webcam

Penguins at Aquarium of the Pacific

Photo courtesy of Robin Riggs

Penguins Floyd and Roxy are officially first-time parents to two baby chicks at The Aquarium of the Pacific. The penguins are currently one month old and are being cared for behind the scenes at the Aquarium. The are scheduled to debut to the community in the penguin habitat later this summer.

Photo courtesy of Robin Riggs

Photo courtesy of Robin Riggs

Families can enjoy a sneak peek at the baby penguins via a new webcam on the Aquarium of the Pacific website. The Penguin Cam is courtesy of explore.org, the philanthropic multimedia arm of the Annenberg Foundation.

The webcam is officially going live today, July 30th!

If your children want to learn more about these adorable penguins while watching the live webcam, The Aquarium of the Pacific provided us with this education information:

Magellanic penguins are a temperate species native to the coasts of Argentina and Chile in South America. It takes between 38 and 43 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. The Aquarium’s penguin chicks are expected to fledge in August and join their parents and the other penguins on exhibit in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat.

Photo Courtesy of Robin Riggs

Photo Courtesy of Robin Riggs

Facts, photos and information provided on behalf of The Aquarium of the Pacific

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