Showing posts with label Father's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Father's Day. Show all posts

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day! We're celebrating this special day with some of the dads here at the Aquarium. Here are a few of them:


Isaac the Northern fur seal is Flaherty's dad. While this hulking fur seal is a master basker, he knows how to get moving. His little pup, now a year old and thick as thieves with his pal Leu, is always frisky.
Banggai cardinalfish

Look for the Banggai cardinalfish in the Level One living corals exhibit. These dad are very protective, they keep fertilized eggs in their mouths until their big enough to fend for themselves.

Munawar is a little blue penguin and one of the newest dads at the Aquarium. Meet his little blue penguin chick!

Bring your dad to meet some of the fathers at the Aquarium! And don't forget about the hundreds and hundreds of animals (including Myrtle) in the Giant Ocean Tank right now. We're all getting ready for the New Aquarium Experience, which starts July 1!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

One Penguin's Father's Day Family Story

A little blue penguin father at the New England Aquarium has something to crow about: He is helping to raise his first chick! Come behind the scenes and meet this little blue penguin chick, in all his adorable fluff. Paul, one of the chick's caregivers, tell us a little more about the chick in this video. Watch Paul weigh the chick, check it over to make sure it's growing big and strong and meet the proud papa!


And since it's Father's Day this weekend, we figured we would tell you a little bit about this chick's dad. As Paul mentioned in the video, his name is Munuwar, which is an Aboriginal name for little blue penguin. He is three years old and he came to us from the Taronga Zoo in Australia this past June. His partner, Carnac, is from the Aquarium's colony. She is six. And their baby? Well, we don't know its sex yet but it is 100 percent adorable. Take a look!

But wait, there's more to learn about penguins!