Penguin Chick Joins Sibling at Adventure Aquarium

The first of the penguin siblings, above, arrived just after the start of the new year.
The first of the penguin siblings, above, arrived just after the start of the new year.

The beginning of this month brought a mini penguin baby boom at the Adventure Aquarium.

Penguin parents Minnie and Kamikaze welcomed one chick overnight on Jan. 5. Then, just four days later, a second chick pecked its way out of its shell to greet its sibling at the Camden, N.J., facility.

Both babies are healthy and active — and very vocal.

The first chick was 2.5 ounces and the second chick was a little smaller, at 1.8 ounces. The aquarium notes that this is common with a second egg. Still, both of the fuzzy gray newborns are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand!

The two are the seventh and eighth offspring for Minnie and Kamikaze since they became a breeding pair.

The cool footage below captures the moments when the second chick hatches, squeaking away, and tumbles out to cuddle with the first chick.

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