SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Four new penguins moved into their new home at the San Francisco Zoo Monday.
The four, 12-week-old Riley, Charlie, Thistle and Gnocchi, waddled onto Penguin Island before a crowd of curious onlookers and enthusiasts. They had spent two months in fish school, where they learned how to swim and feed just like the old-timers on the island.
The San Francisco Zoo has one of the most successful breeding colonies of Magellanic penguins in captivity, having fledged approximately 150 chicks since 1985.
The Zoo’s penguins can be found on Penguin Island, located across from the Lion House.