Bronx Zoo’s Little Penguins

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Named for their small size and characteristic bluish hue, little penguins are also known as blue penguins, little blue penguins, and fairy penguins. Full-grown adults are only about 13 inches tall and weigh 2 to 3 pounds. They are the smallest of the 18 penguin species and native to coastal southern Australia and New Zealand.

These are the first little penguins to be on exhibit at the Bronx Zoo and there are only three facilities in the U.S. that currently have them.

All of the birds in the colony were hatched at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia and brought to the Bronx Zoo as part of a breeding program. Approximately 15 penguins a year hatch at Taronga, making it the most successful little penguin breeding program in the world. The Bronx Zoo penguins will help ensure continued genetic diversity in the little penguin populations in the U.S.


  1. I wish they didn’t have to wear tiny applewatches but I guess it helps with
    ID & health – they are so cute and playful though

  2. mm they look good enough to eat.. I imagine they taste just like chicken.


  4. why would someone dislike this?”i was expecting penguin porn, dislike”

  5. brokenwindowspchelp

    This is wonderful! Thx for uploading it! <3 :)

  6. brokenwindowspchelp

    Shared on Google+
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  7. brokenwindowspchelp

    Shared on FaceBook too. :)

  8. I’m of to see these this weekend at Phillip Island and I can also see them
    any time by walking down St Kilda Pier. This makes me happy :)

  9. TheChefWhoLaughs

    Just gave this it’s 100th like congrats on the penguins btw

  10. whats that stuff on their arms?

  11. So they go in come out dry themselves and go back in… LOL!

  12. Look at them seabirds

  13. All penguins must DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. What are those colored things on their wings used for?

  15. From the sound only, you might mistaken it with Game of Thrones.

  16. Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave.

  17. In a way, this amazes me. Isn’t a penguin a bird? A swimming bird.

  18. jurassic park

  19. Tesselated Heart

    8 DISLIKES!!!! HOW, WHY?!??? 

  20. They are so friggin cute!!!!!

  21. Donovan Beavers

    Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave

  22. Anyone wondering why they edited in “wave” sound effects? Clearly the water
    isn’t even moving like the ocean.

  23. X3 so cute

  24. Anyone else expecting a dinosaur to pop out based on those sounds? :p

  25. 10 people died in the Bronx last night, due to a fire that killed 10 people
    in the Bronx, last night during a fire

  26. This sounds like the cries from the lost souls of hell

  27. aww they are so cute!!!!!!!!!!

  28. What is on them? It looks like something to keep there wings up?

  29. Jurassic Park sound effects right here.

  30. To people who disliked this video, What were u expecting?

  31. Cute and Cuddly, Boys!

  32. They want/looking/4 their mommyz

  33. please help in serious need of help this family is going
    through so much right now please please please help

  34. Only watching this because Luke Hemmings favorite animal is a penguin…

  35. The Greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way
    in which its animals are treated – Gandhi

  36. Too much cute.

  37. Adorable

  38. I hate penguins!! 

  39. OMG they are sooooooooooo cute. I’m going to bronx zoo today can’t wait to
    see them.

  40. These are clearly ducks in disguise… :/

  41. Baby Penguins!

  42. So cute!! esp when they flap their wings (it’s wings right? o.o)

  43. They are fun to watch

  44. Good Vídeos Thanks

  45. whats with the clips on the wings?

  46. Jamin Schumacher

    John 3:14-21New International Version (NIV)
    14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man
    must be lifted up,[a] 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life
    in him.”[b]
    16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that
    whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God
    did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the
    world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever
    does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in
    the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come
    into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their
    deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not
    come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But
    whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen
    plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

  47. They’re so adorable.

  48. This is slavery

  49. I was expecting more butthurt in the comments. I am pretty happy there was

  50. Now THIS is what you call adorable!

  51. Nagisa Hazuki

  52. I love the Bronx Zoo. I avoid “Welfare Wednesdays” when it’s free because
    it’s too noisy and packed and you can’t get a spot to take good photos. And
    if you buy a ticket for the full adventure, the next trip is free when you
    go online and enter the code given to you at the cashier.

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