Adventure Aquarium Welcomes New Penguin Chick

Camden’s Adventure Aquarium recently welcomed a new, fuzzy baby penguin chick — and he’s super adorable.

The newest African penguin is the 34th chick to hatch in Adventure Aquarium’s breeding program, which aims to ensure the survival of the endangered species. The baby is named Bahari, which means ocean in Swahili.

Bahari, who is only two months old but already the size of an adult, is still too young to swim and is waiting for his waterproof feathers to grow in. The aquarium is helping Bahari grow and thrive before he makes his public debut.

“The team is looking forward to introducing him to our guests in the coming weeks, which may coincide with our upcoming African Penguin Awareness conservation festival over the Labor Day holiday weekend,” says Michele Pagel, curator of birds and mammals at Adventure Aquarium. “As he progresses, we will make sure guests are aware of his official debut date!”

Once Bahari makes his way to the Penguin Island exhibit, guests will be able to spot him wearing band #42.

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