According to a report in Newsweek. The little blue penguins, also known as fairy penguins, are less than 12 inches tall and weigh about 2 to 3 pounds. This is the first time these tiny animals have been added to the aquarium’s list of animals, the outlet added.
These tiny penguins are known for their distinctive blue color as well as their big personalities. The Birch Aquarium is the only aquarium in the western United States with these playful seabirds.
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“Get ready to dive into the world of Little Blue Penguins! Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins follow the world’s smallest penguins on their journey from chicks to adulthood, highlighting the challenges they face in a changing climate while also celebrating the traits that make Little Blues so unique and lovable,” said the official. website of the fish tank.
These penguins were brought to Southern California for the first time. The 2,900-square-foot environment includes an 18,000-gallon penguin lagoon, numerous comfortable deep burrows, a sandy beach, and native vegetation modeled on the coasts of New Zealand and Australia.
Based on NewsweekOther colonies in the United States include the New England Aquarium in Boston, the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky, the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio, and the Bronx Zoo in New York.
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The Little Blue Penguins are named for the Beyster Family, who donated a $1 million gift to the aquarium and are long-term sponsors of the Scripps Aquarium and Birch Aquarium.
Based on NewsweekPenguin artist Kayla Strate said: “We are delighted to welcome this flock of 15 penguins to our Birch family.”
“The birds are happy, thrive and adapt well to their new surroundings. Ultimately, we expect the penguins to form a successful breeding colony,” she added.