This holiday season has begun with some exciting news for us here at Moody Gardens. On November 21st and November 23rd, two baby Gentoo penguins joined our family! Born to the penguin parents of Champ and Casper, the two chicks have already tripled in size. The newly hatched chicks when first weighed by our biologists came in at 324 grams and 272 grams. Chick A and Chick B as they are called for now will have real names once the sex is determined. These two baby chicks are the first of the penguin breeding season.
“We currently have eight penguin eggs, so it seems that our birds are off to a good start,” said Diane Olsen, assistant curator, Moody Gardens. “Both chicks are healthy and adorable of course. We look forward to seeing what the rest of the season will bring.”
If you want to see more of these two adorable penguin chicks then come visit them in the penguin South Atlantic exhibit in the Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid. You will have to keep a close eye out for these small chicks because they do spend most of their time protected by their parents. For a closer view then look at our live penguin web cam located on the Moody Gardens website Penguin Camera.