Baby Penguins

Right before we headed home from our Christmas visit to Palmyra, Chad discovered that the National Aviary in Pittsburgh was showing off it’s two newly hatched baby penguins! There was no way in the world I was missing to opportunity to see A) Penguins and B) Baby Penguins! So off we went the next day.

The baby penguins were brown balls of fluffy adorableness.

It was difficult to get a photo without reflection and, in case you couldn’t tell, baby penguins are like other babies…messy. Still, they were so cute. The one was just tuckered out and we never did see it stand up. The other one would look around, take a big breath and then it’s little eyes would close and it’s head would drop.  Judging by the crowd around the window every time we passed by, the baby penguins were a huge success.

There were tons of other birds as well – it being an aviary it kind of made sense. The grasslands room was our first experience with a room full of birds flying wherever they pleased. And believe me, they were whipping around us like mad!

In the wetlands room I had the opportunity to feed two pelicans. They were greedy buggers.

Chad checked out an adorable little  Burrow Owl while waiting to watch the penguins have lunch.

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Ping got to meet some cousins,

While I chatted with this little fellow in the water.

It was a great day!

chris on January 17th 2014 in Animals, Travel

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