September 25, 2018

Aquarium letting penguins out and about

Already social animals, the 24 African black-footed penguins at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden have lately paraded their tuxedos around much more public settings.

They’re sharpening their social skills as part of a relatively new aquarium philosophy that seeks to engage them at an early age.

“Over the past few years we’ve discovered that if we expose them to things as soon as they are hatchlings, they grow up being able to do the things we need them to earlier and they’re more comfortable with us,” said Jennifer Duffy, a senior biologist at the aquarium.

That means letting them walk around