Baby Penguin Update!

On January 11, Adventure Aquarium welcomed a baby African Penguin chick. Here’s an update on the adorable chick’s progress:

 

Our little chick is doing really well! Hatched 15 days ago on January 11, the chick is getting bigger and stronger with each day – weighing in today at whopping 1 pound, 3 oz.  When hatched, it only weighed in at 60 grams. Can you imagine your own baby growing that quickly?! It spends the majority of its day with its mom-Kali, and dad-Tyson, who take turns feeding and keeping him warm.

Our little chick is doing really well! Hatched 15 days ago on January 11, the chick is getting bigger and stronger with each day – weighing in today at whopping 1 pound, 3 oz. When hatched, it only weighed in at 60 grams. Can you imagine your own baby growing that quickly?! It spends the majority of its day with its mom-Kali, and dad-Tyson, who take turns feeding and keeping him warm.

Adventure Aquarium husbandry staff members do daily check-ups with the tiny penguin each morning, including checking its wings and feet.

Adventure Aquarium husbandry staff members do daily check-ups with the tiny penguin each morning, including checking its wings and feet.

Tummy time! Like human babies, a baby penguin spends a great amount of its time on its stomach. It will be several weeks before it’s able to stand on its own.

Tummy time! Like human babies, a baby penguin spends a great amount of its time on its stomach. It will be several weeks before it’s able to stand on its own.

As part of its daily check-up, it wakes up every morning to be weighed by Adventure Aquarium’s husbandry team on a digital scale. Today’s weight: 1 pound, 3 oz!

As part of its daily check-up, the chick wakes up every morning to be weighed by Adventure Aquarium’s husbandry team on a digital scale. Today’s weight: 1 pound, 3 oz!

 

The chick is growing at warp speed! On January 18, it measured a little over 6 inches.

The chick is growing at warp speed! On January 18, it measured a little over 6 inches.

 

Aren't I adorable?

Aren’t I adorable?

Be sure to stay tuned on Facebook and Twitter for updates on Adventure Aquarium’s newest addition!

 

 

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