New Penguin Chicks

The Penguin Post has learned that the first ever African blackfooted penguin chicks to be born at the Monterey Bay Aquarium are back on exhibit. The two male chicks, born earlier this year, were moved behind the scenes until they learned how to swim and get comfortable with people. In May, Aquarium staff began putting the chicks on exhibit for a few hours at a time.

In the Monterey Bay Aquarium blog they wrote:

“At first the re-introductions lasted about two hours –then other penguins on exhibit would begin chasing and pecking at the youngsters (normal behavior between adults and chicks). Whenever this occurred, the chicks were taken behind the scenes again”

The penguin chicks, Pebble and Tola, can now be seen at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Splash Zone.

 

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