Although it is sunny and warm here at SeaWorld Orlando, the news came early Sunday morning that this year there will be another six weeks of winter. (If it were up to a penguin instead of a groundhog it would be winter all year!) In Antarctica, winds can reach 200 mph (322 kph) and temperatures can dip as low as -135.8 degrees F (-93.2 degrees C). Yet, this is a place where penguins can thrive. What are their secrets of success? Below are the top five secrets for surviving the cold!
We're excited to share that on November 30, we welcomed the first chick to hatch at Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, the all-new attraction featuring a colony of more than 250 penguins from four species – king, Adelie, gentoo and rockhopper.
These penguin youngsters are being raised by the avian experts at SeaWorld Orlando.
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The Penguin Encounters at our SeaWorld parks in San Diego and Orlando are home to more than three dozen new penguin chicks this New Year. There have been 17 hatchings in San Diego and 25 in Orlando. In San Diego, the chicks, ranging from one week to two months old, represent three different species: Adelie, gentoo and macaroni. In Orlando, the chicks are Adelie, gentoo and rockhoppers.