Floyd and Roxy Await Their Heir
On the Penguin Nest Live Cam, parents Floyd and Roxy give us a peek at their egg.
The approximate due date of the chicks is late June. The incubation period for this species is typically about 40 days.
Penguins have existed on Earth for more than 50 million years, and over that time they have adapted to living in many regions of the Southern Hemisphere. They live along the coasts of South America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica as well as on surrounding islands, including the Galápagos off the coast of Ecuador, where the northernmost penguins live.
Magellanic Penguins were named after the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, who was the first to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean in the mid-1500s through what is now called the Strait of Magellan. A temperate species, Magellanic Penguins are usually about two to two-and-a-half feet tall and weigh between six and fifteen pounds when fully grown. (Aquarium of the Pacific).
Tune in this month and be the first to catch the hatching of our Penguin chicks!
(Thanks to Samantha Eye for the great capture.)