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Live Penguin Cams 

April 5, 2011

African penguin Reproduction: Burrow Cam


Our African penguins have successfully hatched out 108 chicks since 1983. As a participating member of the African penguin SSP (Species Survival Plan) http://www.aza.org/species-survival-plan-program/ , we have been able to watch many of these birds grow and move on to other facilities. We are a breeding facility and have recently been observing some of newer couples begin to nest. We will be experimenting with the biologist cam placement in one penguin burrow to observe penguin reproduction. The couple we are monitoring is “Agulhas” and “Jahzara”.  You can join us while we watch this first time couple try to set up a nest and pair bond. Penguin burrows can be constructed out of guano, sand, dirt or whatever is available in the wild. Our burrow is fiberglass and allows for both adult penguins and penguin chicks to nest. It also has an entrance to the exhibit. The camera will move inside of this burrow on occasion and will get coated with salt and leaves that the birds bring into their burrow. We hope that the camera view is minimally obstructed, but this may be possible at any time. -Pamela Schaller

Filed under: CAS Penguin Colony — Penguins @ 2:01 pm


  1. Wonderful news!!! Can not wait to see what this couple does. Thank you!

    Comment by Laura — April 5, 2011 @ 3:01 pm

  2. das good

    Comment by matthan — April 6, 2011 @ 8:37 am

  3. I can’t wait to see the babies. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    Comment by Linda — April 6, 2011 @ 9:14 am

  4. Been watching for days … is everything going okay?

    Comment by vieuxcarrie — May 25, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

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