After almost 14 years at SeaWorld San Diego, I just learned something new: penguins don’t know how to swim instinctively. In the wild, chicks are left alone to learn, which means waiting for the first one to take a plunge or fall in. But here at SeaWorld the keepers actually give annual swim lessons to the chicks born during the November and December hatching season. In February, about a dozen Adelie, gentoo and macaroni juveniles were secluded inside the Penguin Encounter while their adult plumage grew in.
I’ve always wondered what it would be like to attend a movie premiere or special screening of a program before it was available to the public. While I still can never say I have done this, the penguins at SeaWorld San Diego sure can!
When SeaWorld’s penguins fly … they fly on Southwest Airlines. Check out Pete and Penny Penguin strutting down the aisle on their recent flight from San Diego to Denver!!!
Macaroni, gentoo and Adelie penguins were in for a treat yesterday as SeaWorld San Diego bird keepers distributed 14 tons of river rocks throughout the Penguin Encounter.
Last week was “Rock Week” at SeaWorld San Diego and the aviculturists at the park’s Penguin Encounter celebrated. What may quite sound silly at first, “Rock Week” is actually one of the most important times of the year.