New Born Penguins to see in Guadalajara. Two Adélie penguins are born in Guadalajara Zoo To achieve the spectacular birth, it was necessary to reproduce aspects of Antarctica: a temperature below 0 degrees, ponds with salt water, real snow and simulate sunlight.
After painstakingly recreating an Antarctic environment in the balmy climate of central Mexico, the Guadalajara Zoo welcomes two baby Adelie penguins into this world.
Two Adélie penguins, the dumpiest of these birds, were born at the zoo in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, the first to reproduce them in Latin America, reported veterinarian Luis Soto on Wednesday.
The Guadalajara Zoo “is the only place in Latin America” that has them under human care and the first to reproduce them in this region, Luis Soto celebrated.
In 2018 three other Adélie penguins were born in the same zoo.
To achieve the spectacular birth of these specimens of the species Pygoscelis adeliae, and which the zoo calls familiarly Adelie, it was necessary to reproduce at face value for their parents, Pippin and Blanquita, aspects of Antarctica: a temperature below 0 degrees, ponds with salt water, real snow and simulate the lighting of the sun on the southernmost continent.
New Born Penguins to see in Guadalajara Zoo
The pair, born in late December, made their public debut this week as their parents, Blanquita and Pippin, began allowing them to venture out from between their feet for the first time.
The first baby penguin, born on December 24, weighed three kilograms (six pounds 10 ounces) at birth. The second, born two days later, weighed 1.96 kilograms.
The babies will be named after undergoing medical exams in another eight to 10 weeks to determine their sex, said zoo officials in Guadalajara, Mexico’s second city.
The Guadalajara Zoo is the first in Latin America to get Adelie penguins to reproduce, said its chief penguin veterinarian, Luis Soto.
The species, Pygoscelis adeliae, is the chubbiest of all penguins, and is found in the wild only in Antarctica.
New Born Penguins to see in Guadalajara
To get Blanquita and Pippin to reproduce, the zoo had to make a mini-Antarctic in their enclosure, with below-freezing temperature, real snow, saltwater tanks for them to swim in and special lighting to imitate the southern sun.
Their parents arrived in Guadalajara in 2015, from another zoo in Japan.
Adelie penguins grow to a height of up to 80 centimeters (two feet seven-and-a-half inches) and are known for the white rings around their eyes.
The penguins were born just over a month ago: the first on December 24, 2018, weighing 3 kilos; the second two days later with 1,960 kilos.
His parents, who arrived in Guadalajara in 2015 from Japan, have begun to allow their young to get out of their paws to the delight of visitors to the zoo.
Within eight to ten weeks they will undergo a genetic test to determine their sex and then look for a name, added the veterinarian in charge of the penguin area of ??the zoo.
The Adélie penguin has a maximum height of 80 centimeters and wears white rings around the eyes.