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Precious penguin chicks hatch in Melbourne!

  • Thursday 26th November 2020

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Baby penguins! 

It’s that time of year again! The cheeky Gentoo penguins at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium have welcomed several fluffy chicks as part of the 11th successful Gentoo penguin breeding season.


The baby penguins hatched just before the aquarium reopened and are being cared for by their doting parents and the dedicated team of penguin carers who are administering daily health checks.


You can spot the penguin chicks nestled under their parents on their pebble nests. First time parents Zeus and Roger have taken to parenting very quickly and foster parents Mouse and Lamington are completely in their element.


“We absolutely love this time of year when we welcome babies into the colony! Gentoo penguins are known for their playful and curious characters, so we have decided to let the chicks’ “penguinalities” shine through before choosing the most adorable and appropriate names,” said Sarina Walsh, Bird Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne.



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