Penguins Celebrate First Anniversary At Birch Aquarium

The Little Blue Penguins at Birch Aquarium at Scripps celebrated the first anniversary of Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins with a pool party complete with bubbles, fish “cakes” and beach balls yesterday, July 12.

Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins

The biggest addition to Birch in 30 years!

Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins opened on July 12, 2022 and was the biggest addition to Birch Aquarium in 30 years. Guests from all over the country have enjoyed the opportunity to to see the world’s smallest penguins in person, especially fan favorites, Azulito, Cornelius, Nero, Persimmon (aka Percy), and Reka.

Birch Aquarium penguins

The world’s smallest penguins

Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins follows the world’s smallest penguins on their journey from hatchlings to adults, highlighting the challenges they face in a changing climate while celebrating the features that make Little Blues so unique and adorable!

They’re the smallest species of penguin — less than 12 inches tall, and weighing just 2 to 3 pounds — and are known for their unique blue color, and their big personalities. Birch Aquarium is the only aquarium in the Western U.S. to house these gregarious seabirds.

Beyster Family Little Blue Penguins

Visit the penguins at Birch Aquarium!

Penguin Feeding Presentations are daily at 10AM.

Additional information about the exhibit can be found here. Keep up to date with Birch Aquarium through their website here and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

See you there, San Diego!

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