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· Aquarium of the Pacific

Magellanic penguins are social animals that swim, hunt and nest in groups. Most species nest in large groups of thousands of birds called “rookeries.” The female lays two eggs and both parents are responsible for incubating them. After the penguin chicks have hatched, they live under the care of their parents who take turns foraging for food at sea.

  • grant: $468,000 - Aquarium of the Pacific

    To support the Aquarium’s educational programs and research projects.

  • topic: penguins

  • location: long beach

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The live penguin cam shows two Magellanic Penguin chicks that 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 of the Pacific 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. Be sure to follow the two chicks and their daily habits on the penguin cam.

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location: Long Beach, CA

best hours: 7:00am - 8:00pm

time zone: Pacific Time

links: Aquarium of the Pacific
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NGO: Aquarium of the Pacific

grant: $468,000

location: Long Beach

mission: To support the Aquarium’s educational programs and research projects.

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· Aquarium of the Pacific

Magellanic penguins are social animals that swim, hunt and nest in groups. Most species nest in large groups of thousands of birds called “rookeries.” The female lays two eggs and both parents are responsible for incubating them. After the penguin chicks have hatched, they live under the care of their parents who take turns foraging for food at sea.

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