BOSTON (CBS) – A couple of young penguins made their debut Thursday at the New England Aquarium.

The two endangered African Penguin chicks were hatched in the aquarium’s basement in May and have finally joined the popular penguin exhibit.

“They’re going to join about 90 other penguins,” said New England Aquarium spokesperson Tony LaCasse. “It will be a big day for them as they try to figure out where their social place is.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Laurie Kirby reports

In fact, less than 30 seconds after being released into the exhibit — little “Tag” was shoved right into the water.

Watch: Tag Gets Shoved, Vello Joins The Group

The second young penguin “Vello” jumped in for a swim on his own.

Six more African Penguin chicks are expected to be added to the exhibit later this year.


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