New Penguins On Display In Texas

The Penguin Post has learned that the first new penguins of the season occurred in of all places Texas , as a pair of Gentoo penguins were hatched by parents Casper and Champ right before Thanksgiving on Nov. 21 and 23 inside the South Atlantic exhibit at the Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid in Galveston. In about 10 days they’ve already have tripled in weight. Known simply as chicks A and B, they will not be named until their sex is determined once they are older. They are on display in the exhibit with more than 100 other penguins and spend their time sheltered by their parents in a rocky nest at the rear of the habitat.  “We currently have eight penguin eggs, so it seems that our birds are off to a good start,” said assistant curator Diane Olsen. “Both chicks are healthy and adorable, of course. We look forward to seeing what the rest of the season will bring.”The Baby Penguins of Texas


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