Penguin Chicks Baby Boom at Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium is crossing its "flippers", in hopes of having an African penguin chicks baby boom this year. The penguins have been working hard building nests in the Georgia-Pacific Cold Water Quest gallery. And you know what that means!

24 hatchlings have joined the family since 2012 and some of them are already adults. It's all been a big part of the very important Species Survival Program. To put these adorable lives into perspective, they are listed as endangered, by IUCN. The population of these penguins has declined 90 percent throughout the 20th century. Oil spills, guano collection, and decreasing food availability have been the biggest threats.

The penguins are surrounding Senior Animal Care & Training Specialist, Erin Morlang.

You can help the Georgia Aquarium celebrate National Penguin Awareness Day on January 20. To learn more about this special species, visit

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent


FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):

Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories