Humboldt Penguins


Araya loves herring and can eat herring as big as her head!

Araya and Lou are a bonded pair, and they are Chile’s parents.


Blanca is the largest female in the colony.

She loves to learn and play! Our caretakers say she’s pretty eager to investigate new enrichment that is put into the pool.

Blanca and PJ Jr. are a mated pair.


Burgess is our most active bird!

You’re likely to see her swimming in the pool.

Burgess and Tux are a mated pair.


Chile was the last chick hatched at the Aquarium of Niagara! His parents are Araya and Lou.

Chile is very curious and nosy.

Chile and DJ are a mated pair.


Desi is the one of the largest penguins in our colony!

He’s currently a bachelor with a newfound love of the water. He spends the vast majority of his day in the pool getting exercise, cleaning himself and foraging for fish.


DJ’s “real name” is Peruchito!

She’s the second oldest in the colony; her sister, Opus, is two years older than her.

DJ and Chile are a mated pair.


Ignacio’s nickname is Iggy.

He may be one of the smallest male penguins in the colony, but he has one of the biggest appetites!

Iggy’s an adventurous eater who will readily eat a large variety of fish.


Lou and Araya are a mated pair.

They are Chile’s parents!


Mario is a love bird!

He is smitten by his mate Monty and can often be found swimming by Monty in the water or calling out for her from the beach.


Montaña’s nickname is Monty.

She is particularly curious and will sneak up behind the caretakers to try and get some extra lake smelt.

Monty and Mario are a mated pair.


Opus is the oldest penguin in the colony!

She has arthritis and receives daily Assisi loop electromagnetic therapy for treatment, which increases circulation and has helped tremendously!


PJ Jr. is a pretty quiet presence in the colony.

He likes to spend time swimming and with his mate Blanca.


Tux is the most vocal bird in the colony!

You can often hear him loudly calling out for his mate, Burgess, when she’s swimming in the pool.

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