May 10, 2013
With Mother's Day coming up, we thought it would be the perfect time to share an update about a few of our favorite marine animal babies - our new African penguin chicks!
The healthy chicks weigh in somewhere between 5.5 and 7.5 lbs, eating 3-5 fish per day. Growing fast as penguin chicks usually do, the chicks fledged when they were about 60 days old and have become adept swimmers since their first precarious swim. The days of wing-flapping are long gone as these chicks quickly learned to dive and move naturally through the water.