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Precious penguin chicks hatch in Melbourne!

November 27, 2020 Attraction No Comments

It’s that time of year again! The cheeky Gentoo penguins at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium have welcomed several fluffy chicks as part of the 11th successful Gentoo penguin breeding season.

The baby penguins hatched just before the aquarium reopened and are being cared for by their doting parents and the dedicated team of penguin carers who are administering daily health checks.

Visitors to SEA LIFE Melbourne’s icy Penguin Playground can spot the penguin chicks nestled under their parents on their pebble nests. First time parents Zeus and Roger have taken to parenting very quickly and foster parents Mouse and Lamington are completely in their element.

“We absolutely love this time of year when we welcome babies into the colony! Gentoo penguins are known for their playful and curious characters, so we have decided to let the chicks’ “penguinalities” shine through before choosing the most adorable and appropriate names,” said Sarina Walsh, Bird Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne.

The iconic aquarium in the heart of the city reopened to the public on 13 November and is providing visitors with an uplifting experience filled with entertainment, education and conservation!

There are capacity restrictions and rigorous health and safety measures in place. All guests are required to pre-book online to guarantee entry and the full list of health and safety measures can be found here.

In additional to the popular Sub-Antarctic penguin colony, SEA LIFE Melbourne is also home to sharks of all shapes and sizes, thousands of tropical fish, a huge saltwater crocodile named Pinjarra, mesmerising jellyfish and many more stunning sea creatures! For opening hours, tickets and further information, visit:

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