January 1, 2009

30 penguins born at SeaWorld

A spokeswoman for SeaWorld in San Diego said 30 penguins have been born at the park since early November.

Spokeswoman Kelly Terry said the busy breeding season saw the births of seven macaroni penguins, six gentoo and 17 Adelies, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Thursday.

Terry said some of the newborn birds are being raised by their parents in the Penguin Encounter exhibit at SeaWorld, while keepers are raising others by hand in a nursery.