O4E on the Road: the lives and loves of macaroni and gentoo penguins at the Tennesse Aquarium

Filed Under (Aquariums, Penguins, conservation) by Alexa & Cindy on 14-04-2009

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Aquarium road trip!

It’s something we’ve talked about doing for a series here on O4E, and what better time to kick it off than spring break?

Last week, the vacation train stopped in Chattanooga, Tennessee for a day at the Tennessee Aquarium – and what a day it was.

Alexa went behind-the-scenes of the Penguins Rock exhibit for her first video interview, and found out they really do ROCK. Thanks to Amy Graves, aviculturist (that means penguin expert in her case) at TN aq., she got an eye – and earful – of amazing facts about penguins, including gossip about their love lives.

We couldn’t have time our visit better, in fact, we arrived just as mating season starts and penguins are choosing partners and making nests (with any luck).

We had a great day learning about penguins, and we think Hercules, a grand male macaroni penguin, should be the next “Bachelor.”

Check out the video, and get ready for more penguin fun this week, as we can’t stop talking and learning – and that means sharing – about penguins.

What would you have asked Amy about penguins?

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