The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas has announced the hatching of three more African Blackfooted penguin chicks — bringing to eleven the number of the endangered birds hatched at the Aquarium in one year.
That's a record number of hatchlings. The three chicks — named Opal, Humpty and Dumpty — hatched in August, and have permanently joined the penguin colony on exhibit.
“2013 has been a banner year for penguin hatchings at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas,” said Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman in a press release. “These hatchings are an inspirational example of the significant difference we can make for wildlife through collaboration, expertise and patience. We hope everyone in the New Orleans area will join us in celebrating the arrival of these new chicks.”
The Audubon penguin exhibit can be viewed via the live Penguin Cam on Animal Planet's website.
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