Baby Penguins Update from Jenkinson’s
We'll know their genders today! The Gender Reveal will be on the Jenkinson's Aquarium Facebook page live at 4:30pm today, March 23rd!
Still lovingly knows as babies A, B and C....(although one will be named 'Stitch' either way), the Jenkinson's Aquarium experts had to wait until the babies were old enough to draw blood in order to determine their sex.
The results will be revealed very soon, but in the meantime I went to visit the babies with my nephews over the weekend and they just get more adorable by the moment.
Already starting to lose their baby down fur and grow feathers instead, they will soon be integrated in with the penguins on the floor so that you can go visit them. But right now they are being kept safe and sound and together (away from the general public and other adult penguins) to cuddle and snuggle and be fed so that they thrive.
These are African Penguins, and they are an endangered species. So we are very lucky to have some of them right here in Ocean County at Jenk's Aquarium, where they are so well cared for.
Two of them are twins, although their eggs hatched a few days apart. So one is a little smaller than the others but doing super well!
If you would like to get up close and personal with a penguin and learn all about them, you can register for "Penguin Pointers" coming up on Monday, April 2nd, from 9 -10:30 pm. Call 732-899-1659. Reserve a spot now for you and your kids! $12/child ages 5 & up, $17 for adults.
Check out this video -- You'll hear their little squawks and watch them try to waddle around. In this video you will see (or hear) me, my nephews Jack and Max, my brother John, and NIcole from Jenkinson's, who takes such great care of these babies.