Meet Our Newest Puffin Additions!

We are excited to announce the arrival of two healthy Atlantic puffin hatchlings!

Published July 27, 2015

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Our new puffin chick, Penne, is the first chick to puffin parents Virgo and Staypuft. Penne hatched on July 6th after an incubation period of 37 days.

Puffin parents, Victor and Vixen, welcomed their fifth chick, Valjean, on July 11th after an incubation period of 42 days.

puffin chick

Penne and Valjean, are the 6th and 7th puffin chicks to successfully hatch in our Sea Cliffs exhibit since 2006. Atlantic puffins generally lay just one egg and raise one chick a year. 



The two young puffins will remain in their burrows, which mimic the deep burrows that puffins typically use in the wild, for the next 40 days or more days. During that time, their parents will care for them. Afterwards, the chicks will begin to explore life outside the burrow!

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Stay tuned for more updates on the newest additions to the Aquarium family!

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