Newport Aquarium welcomed two new king penguins to the
family this week.
The penguins, which are not related, hatched inside the
Kroger Penguin Palooza exhibit over the weekend. Their eggs were both laid on
Each penguin chick weighed about one-half of a pound when
they were born and were about the size of a baseball. They also both have a
mother and a father.
"These were some of the biggest penguin chicks I've ever
seen," said Dan Clady, senior biologist at the aquarium.
Newport Aquarium is one of only 16 institutions in the
United States to have king penguins on exhibit.
The fact that these two birds were birthed on the same day
is extremely rare. Only about 14 king penguins are born per year at institutions
in the U.S.
Newport Aquarium has had king penguins since the aquarium
opened in May 1999.
The public will have an opportunity to name the two king
penguin chicks on the Newport Aquarium Facebook page. The contest to name them
Visitors can now see the chicks inside the Kroger Penguin
Palooza exhibit at the aquarium.
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Volunteers are asked to gather at 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning near the newly installed Ferris wheel at the parking lot at the base of the Big Four Bridge. Clean up supplies will be provided.
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