aquarium animals - October 20, 2022
After Innovative Treatment, this African Penguin is Thriving

Thanks to an innovative approach from Aquarium staff, the African penguin "Beach Donkey" is thriving after innovative treatment for a foot condition. ...

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aquarium animals - October 13, 2022
Taking Care of the Oldest Penguins in Our Colony

52 percent of the penguins at the New England Aquarium are considered geriatric. Learn what it takes to care for these older penguins. ...

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aquarium animals - April 22, 2022
Do all the penguins have names?

A common question we get here at the New England Aquarium penguin colony is: “Do all the birds have names?” The answer to that is: yes, they all do! Not only do they all have names, but all of...

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penguins - February 10, 2022
aquarium animals - January 19, 2021
Penguin Awareness Day: Meet Some Penguins

In honor of Penguin Awareness Day, we'd like to introduce you to a few of the African and Southern Rockhopper penguins here at the New England Aquarium. Learn more about each of these individuals and...

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penguins - March 23, 2020
Virtual Visit: Penguin Feeding

Watch as Amanda feeds some of the 70 penguins in our penguin colony and explains what they eat and how to tell them apart. ...

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aquarium animals - October 21, 2019
A Bird’s-Eye View

One of the many things that make penguins unique from other birds is that they spend time underwater and on land. The penguin eye has several adaptations that allow penguins to see well on land and...

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at the aquarium - August 13, 2019
Hand-Raised Penguin Chick Makes Exhibit Debut

A unique penguin chick named Sea-cat made its formal exhibit debut at the New England Aquarium on Wednesday morning. This 2-month-old rockhopper chick was raised by New England Aquarium’s...

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aquarium animals - August 2, 2019
Three African Penguin Chicks Debut!

You may remember hearing about our three African penguin chicks in June when they got weighed as part of their daily care. Well these charming chicks are all grown up and ready to flee the nest! ...

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at the aquarium - June 27, 2019
Penguin Chicks Get Weighed

Three African penguin chicks and one rockhopper penguin chick were weighed Thursday by Aquarium penguin staff. ...

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aquarium animals - May 3, 2019
First Friday Facebook Live: Penguins

This time, Taylor and Nick visit the African penguin exhibit and discuss our three species of penguins and penguin breeding, including the Species Survival Plan.  ...

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aquarium animals - April 25, 2019
World Penguin Day 2019!

There is no better way to celebrate World Penguin Day, recognized internationally as April 25, than with an up-close view of these ultra cute, flightless birds. ...

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at the aquarium - December 26, 2018
Icy Penguin Family is Larger than Life

Tis the season ... for ice sculptures at the New England Aquarium! A family of African penguins made their debut on the Aquarium Plaza on Wednesday afternoon. ...

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aquarium animals - October 9, 2018
From Egg to Exhibit: A Tale of a Little Blue Penguin

After a little blue penguin chick hatches from its egg, it takes about two months before it’s ready to swim alongside the adult penguins. ...

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aquarium animals - September 11, 2018
Pip, Pip — Hooray!

How can penguin chicks break out of a shell that is so tough? It’s all about how the pressure is exerted. Pip-pip-hooray! ...

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aquarium animals - September 5, 2018
New Friends, Old Friends, Feathered Friends

During seasons of change, sometimes you need some familiar feathered friends. Fall is a delightful time to visit the penguins at the New England Aquarium! ...

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aquarium animals - August 17, 2018
Adult Swim: Juvenile African Penguins Join Colony

Meet Algoa, Marcus, and Possession. They just moved up to the big leagues. ...

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penguins - July 18, 2018
African Penguin Chicks Get a Weigh-In

New England Aquarium’s biologists are busy with their second round of penguin chicks hatching this year. ...

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aquarium animals - July 3, 2018
A Penguin Supercolony

A previously unknown “supercolony” of 1.5 million Adélie penguins was recently discovered on the Danger Islands, a cluster of islands off the tip of Antarctica. ...

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aquarium animals - May 17, 2018
aquarium animals - May 15, 2018
Penguins Know How to Keep Their Cool

With warmer weather creeping into the region, you may be wondering how penguins at the New England Aquarium feel about summertime. ...

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aquarium animals - March 21, 2018
Monster Bird is the Word

Scientists recently announced the discovery of the prehistoric penguin, Kumimanu biceae—a species of penguin that was one of the largest penguins known! ...

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penguins - February 1, 2018
aquarium animals - January 18, 2018
Growing Up Penguin: Begging for Food

Even penguins can't get the kids to leave the nest. ...

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aquarium animals - December 1, 2017
Does Something Taste Fishy?

While humans gear up for holiday feasts and sweets galore, many might be wondering if penguins enjoy special treats during the holidays. ...

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penguins - November 23, 2017
Preen My Back and I’ll Preen Yours!

Penguins have many ways of keeping their feathers in tip-top shape so they can stay as warm as possible. One important behavior that helps keep their feathers in great condition is a type of grooming...

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aquarium animals - November 3, 2017
Summer Babies: Penguin Chicks

Visitors can see more than 80 penguins on exhibit at the New England Aquarium on any given day. But each summer, a few birds spend time behind the scenes for a very special reason—to hatch and...

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aquarium animals - October 11, 2017
Celebrating African Penguins

Many groups celebrate an African Penguin Awareness Day in October—we're in! We're always looking for chances to celebrate this iconic species and bring awareness to their plight. ...

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aquarium animals - October 6, 2017
Hand Rearing Penguin Chicks

What does it take to raise a baby penguin? Our penguin keepers explain. ...

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aquarium animals - August 17, 2017
Salt Sneezes Are a Thing

Have you ever watched the penguins shake their head, flinging trips across the rocks of the penguin exhibit? Well, there's a very specific reason they're doing that. ...

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aquarium animals - June 2, 2017
Do Penguins Have Knees?

Finally, an answer to the age-old question: do penguins have knees? ...

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aquarium animals - March 23, 2017
Going Above and Below for Penguins

While human activities have had a negative impact on penguin populations, humans can also be their greatest ally. That's the case for one penguin colony in New Zealand that has a special connection...

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aquarium animals - February 27, 2017
Penguins and Polar Bears Don’t Mix

The penguin biologists have a interesting fact to share for International Polar Bear Day. ...

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aquarium animals - December 7, 2016
Penguins can fly (underwater)!

Our penguins can do a lot of things. Flying through the air is not one of them. But they have some physical traits that help them wing their way through the water. ...

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aquarium animals - November 4, 2016
Species Survival Plan for Penguins

African penguins are endangered in the wild. Here at the Aquarium, we're doing everything we can to keep our population healthy and growing. Learn how. ...

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