Your cute alarm can go off around the clock now that the Aquarium of the Pacific has launched a live webcam of its baby penguins.
The two chicks were born about a month ago to first-time parents Floyd and Roxy, residents of the aquarium’s penguin habitat, the Long Beach institution announced this week.
They’ll be on public display later in August, but in the meantime, animal-lovers can get behind-the-scenes views of the chicks.
The still-unnamed baby birds are Magellanic penguins, a species native to the coast of Argentina and Chile.
After an incubation of 38 to 43 days, the chicks hatch from eggs with their eyes closed. The parents take turns both keeping the eggs warm and later feeding and raising the chicks, according to the aquarium.
Their downy feathers are replaced with adult feathers when they’re about 90 days old. At that time, the chicks will join the parents
More Southern California Stories:
- Human Remains Found on Bike Path in Montebello
- Church Usher Charged With Child Sex Abuse
- Theft Prevention: How to Lock Your Bike
- CHP Sends Pursuit Driver Into Spin
- Hockey Mom Gets Prison for Sex Assault on 2 Teens
- LA Halts Fines for Broken-Meter Parking
- School Board Member Attacked in Attempted Bicycle Theft
- Former Redlands Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex Charges