Birdorable African Penguin

Baby Birdorable: African Penguin

May 18th, 2011 in Baby Birds, Penguins 3 comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the African Penguin. African Penguins breed colonially, like most other penguin species. They use burrows or natural depressions on a rocky surface as a nesting site. Usually two eggs are laid and incubation takes approximately 40 days. Both parents incubate the eggs and brood the hatchlings, which may fledge after 60 days or up to 130 days after hatching.

South African penguin and egg
South African penguin and egg by galeforce.19
African penguin (jackass penguin)chicks  Boulders Beach Simons Town South AFrica
African penguin (jackass penguin)chicks Boulders Beach Simons Town South AFrica by mpp26
African penguin with chick, Boulders Beach, South Africa
African penguin with chick, Boulders Beach, South Africa by Paul Mannix
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357 by liquidpremium
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) with chick
African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) with chick
African Penguin chick flappin
African Penguin chick flappin by giles.breton
Penguin and Parent
Penguin and Parent by funkymelody
African Penguin with Chick, Boulders
African Penguin with Chick, Boulders by Photovolcanica

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our Birdorable African Penguin t-shirts and gifts!