The Monterey Bay Aquarium has had their first ever African (or Blackfooted) penguin hatch on January 8, 2011. Aw, that one’s a cutie. More details at the aquarium’s blog, Sea Notes. I really appreciate the extra information they give regarding the chick. Amazing stuff.
Update: A second african penguin was born on Tuesday, January 11th. Congratulations!
‘Snow penguin’ seen outside Tennessee Aquarium
[via Chattanooga Times Free Press]
A new Gentoo penguin was hatched at the Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid on December 29, 2010, weighing in at about 90 grams. What a cutie. The curator says that they may see more Gentoo eggs hatch this month as well as a few King penguin eggs. Oh, and they also have a live penguin cam going as well.
The webcam overlooking the gentoo population at the Edinburgh Zoo has become an internet hit this winter. People have been watching the penguins play in the snow and swim around in their pool. I’ve enjoyed watching penguins either in person at our local aquarium or by web cam to other sites. Be sure to check it out at the zoo’s web site. Also check out other penguin cams on our Web Cam page.
Photo via Andrew Evans of the National Geographic.
Andrew Evans from National Geographic was out photographing King penguins on the island of South Georgia off Antarctica when he spotted a rare specimem, an all-black King penguin. This penguin has some sort of melanism that makes its feathers dark/black. As you can see from the picture it does not have any white feathers on its front and its yellow plumage on its head is very darkened. Check out the articles on this astonishing wonder linked below. Wow, that’s all I can really say.
National Geographic Intelligent Travel Blog
Another from Intelligent Travel
Short video of the penguin from Andrew Evans