Parents Love. Photo by Annelise and Claus Possberg
After a cold spell in California, it’s the perfect day for the beach – the penguins at the Long Beach Aqurium think so too and you can check them out live now.
“The stereotypical male and female parenting roles are reversed for Emperor penguins (seen above). The male penguin incubates his mate’s egg while she goes out to feed. And once the little chick hatches, the male penguin feeds it with milk that he produces in his esophagus.”
“The Magellanic penguin (like the ones on the live cam) is named after Ferdinand Magellan, who first spotted them in 1520 and who also gave his name to the Straits of Magellan at the southern tip of South Africa, where the penguins dwell.”