Waddle into SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s Penguin Playground exhibit these school holidays and see the newest King penguin chicks before they’re all grown up! Check out the fluffy youngsters including the eldest Nog, as they continue to test their happy feet, slipping and sliding amongst the rest of the penguin colony. Not yet grown into their adult feathers, the royal penguin brood are easy to spot chilling out on the ice sporting their juvenile brown, fluffy feathers.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN:
- Meet the new King Penguin chicks: Nog, Sebastian, Jack and Pedro!
- Learn about their special icy playground, what their favourite activities are and their favourite food!
- Get crafty with Penguin-themed kids’ activities and colouring-in
- Enter the Penguin Party Facebook competition for your chance to win the Ultimate Penguin Party Prize, including your chance to meet the penguin chicks ON THE ICE!
- Enjoy daily animal feeds and special presentations
- Discover the interactive quiz trail for kids and soak up loads of fishy facts!
- Get your hands wet in our Rockpools, touch beautiful sea stars & shark eggs
MEET OLIVER - THE FIFTH PAIR OF HAPPY FEET!
Bird Keepers at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium are celebrating a new beginning for orphaned King penguin chick Oliver, after being hand reared since birth.
Abandoned by its parents just three days after being laid, keepers were tasked with artificially incubating the orphaned egg for the remainder of the 55 day gestation period, while also finding another suitable parent.
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s fifth pair of happy feet was welcomed into the world on Tuesday 11 March, with adult male Skipper waddling in to assume the role as foster parent. Now feeding and fussing over the fluffy new addition, keepers are confident Skipper will provide Oliver with the best possible start to life.
CAN YOU SPOT OLIVER?
Still too young to regulate its own body temperature; Oliver will spend the next few weeks staying warm on Skipper’s feet. See if you can catch a glimpse of the newest fluffy youngster snuggling up on the ice!