Thanksgiving came a little early at the Penguin Encounter! Two of our gentoo penguins are proud parents of, not one, but two penguin chicks! While not a rare occurrence at SeaWorld, in the wild, typically only one chick survives due to food availability. Here at SeaWorld, the penguins have a constant food source and no predators. The aviculturists are also able to monitor the birds, and if any issues arise, they can assist in hand-raising the chicks.