Five Rockhopper penguin chicks recently hatched at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
--VIDEO: Watch As The Chicks Make Their Public Debut
Hatched between December 23 and December 27, 2013, the chicks currently weigh from .87 to 1.11 pounds.
Rockhopper chicks are fed five times a day and eat a fish and krill formula that is made fresh daily and they also eat small fish filets until they progress to whole fish.
Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium’s Rockhoppers are Southern Rockhopper penguins. Currently, 317 Rockhopper penguins reside at 17 Zoos and Aquariums in North America. In the wild, these species reside in the South Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans.
Guests will be able to see the penguins via video at the Penguin Exhibit in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium or through updates on OmahaZoo.com until they have their waterproof feathers.