New chicks, new improvements at Adventure Aquarium's penguin exhibit

There are new additions and some changes to the penguin exhibit at Adventure Aquarium in Camden.

Hadas Kuznits
May 12, 2018 - 4:04 pm
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CAMDEN, NJ. (KYW Newsradio) -- There are new additions and some changes to the penguin exhibit at Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey. 

Four new penguins made their exhibit debut this weekend at the Adventure Aquarium.

"The new penguins are Taco, Shelly, Nick and Carson. They were hatched in December and November," said Ann-Marie Bisagno, supervisor of birds and mammals. "When these birds are hatched we keep them with their parents for several months and then we do slow introductions into the colony."

Bisagno says it's easy to spot the new birds.

"The chicks are gray. They do not have the nice black and white striping that you see of the adults," she explained. "They do not get this until they're sexually mature at about two years of age."

In addition to the new penguins, visitors will notice that the outdoor area has been revamped to include a children's play space, called Explorer's Cove.

"What we have in Penguin Park is a soft play area for small children," Bisagno said. "It's is kind of a nautical theme, so there's a little boat and there are tunnels they can go into. There are mounds that look like sand that they cam climb on top of."