Endangered penguin chicks break records at Audubon Aquarium

New Orleans, La. - The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas announces the hatching of three endangered African Blackfooted penguin chicks - making a record of eleven chicks hatched at the Aquarium in one year.

Hatched in late August, the chicks are growing quickly and have permanently joined the penguin colony on exhibit.

The Audubon Aquarium Animal Husbandry staff named the chicks Opal (male), Humpty (female) and Dumpty (female). Opal and Dumpty are brother and sister.