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Popular chicks: Baby penguins hatch, Aquarium of the Pacific turns on webcam (photos)



The two chicks were born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific's June Keyes Penguin Habitat
The two chicks were born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific's June Keyes Penguin Habitat
Aquarium of the Pacific
The two chicks were born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific's June Keyes Penguin Habitat
The two chicks were born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific's June Keyes Penguin Habitat
Aquarium of the Pacific
The two chicks were born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific's June Keyes Penguin Habitat
The two chicks were born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific's June Keyes Penguin Habitat
Aquarium of the Pacific
The two chicks were born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific's June Keyes Penguin Habitat
The two chicks were born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific's June Keyes Penguin Habitat
Aquarium of the Pacific
The two chicks were born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific's June Keyes Penguin Habitat
The two chicks were born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific's June Keyes Penguin Habitat
Aquarium of the Pacific
The two chicks were born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific's June Keyes Penguin Habitat
The two chicks were born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific's June Keyes Penguin Habitat
Aquarium of the Pacific
The two chicks were born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific's June Keyes Penguin Habitat
The two chicks were born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific's June Keyes Penguin Habitat
Aquarium of the Pacific
The two chicks were born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific's June Keyes Penguin Habitat
The two chicks were born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific's June Keyes Penguin Habitat
Aquarium of the Pacific
The two chicks were born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific's June Keyes Penguin Habitat
The two chicks were born to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the Aquarium of the Pacific's June Keyes Penguin Habitat
Aquarium of the Pacific


Two fluffy chicks have been born in Long Beach to first-time penguin parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the June Keyes Penguin Habitat at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

The penguin habitat, with above- and below-water views, is "home to the first penguins in the Aquarium’s collection and includes a crawl-in space, allowing you to feel as if you are in the exhibit with the animals," says AOP.

Not yet on public view, the one-month-olds will join the other birds in the habitat later this summer.

Meanwhile, webcam. The aquarium says you can thank explore.org, a philanthropic multimedia division of the Annenberg Foundation, for your forthcoming hours of waning productivity. 

"Penguin," from the Latin for "snow platypus" (not true) is a delightful creature that should not be immediately associated with evil-doing and poison umbrellas. They don't even like umbrellas. Learn something.

FACTS ABOUT MAGELLANIC PENGUINS (via AOP)

  • Native to the coasts of Argentina and Chile
  • 38-43 days of incubation for an egg to hatch
  • Chicks open their eyes at one week old
  • Penguin parents take turns incubating the eggs on the nest
  • Penguin parents take turns feeding and raising the chicks
  • Chicks fledge — replace their downy newborn feathers with water-tight adult feathers — after about 90 days