Meet Our Newest Puffin Additions!

We are excited to announce the arrival of two healthy Atlantic puffin hatchlings!

Published July 13, 2016

Our new puffin chick, Ziti, is the second chick to puffin parents Viggo and Staypuft. Ziti hatched on July 5th after an incubation period of 38 days.

puffin-chick

Puffin parents, Victor and Vixen, welcomed their sixth chick, Valentine, on July 6th after an incubation period of 39 days.

Ziti and Valentine are the 8th and 9th puffin chicks to successfully hatch in our Sea Cliffs exhibit since reproduction began in 2006. Atlantic puffins generally lay just one egg and raise one chick a year. 

puffin-chick

The two young puffins will remain in their burrows, which mimic the deep burrows that puffins typically use in the wild, for the next 40 days or more days. During that time, their parents will care for them. Afterwards, the chicks will begin to explore life outside the burrow!

Stay tuned for more updates! 

Previous Post

Featured Stories

Humpback whale Help Preserve the Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act has supported work that has prevented the extinction of 99 percent of the species it has protected. That work is now under threat.

Read the full story

Atlantic puffin chick born at the National Aquarium Meet Our Trio of Puffin Chicks!

We are excited to welcome three new Atlantic puffin chicks to our Sea Cliffs exhibit!

Read the full story

Related Stories

Meet Our Trio of Puffin Chicks!

Published August 09, 2018

Sawfish Need Love, Too!

Published August 03, 2018