The Two Oceans Aquarium takes in penguins that have been found stranded, injured and cannot go back to the wild; they care for the penguins and educate the public.
Cape Town, Western Cape – The Two Oceans Aquarium recently shared an adorable video of how they weigh their Rockhopper penguins. Ayrton King filmed the little penguins hopping onto the scale, waiting for their fishy treats.
The aquarium linked to the story of their latest Rockhopper rescue from East London. We shared the story of the cute Rockhopper arriving at the aquarium in August. She was filmed bouncing in anticipation as they drove past her new home.
Once she was settled in, they turned to the public to name her. As she came from East London and inspired by Stranger Things, they named her EL.
“Young EL is still nervously getting to know the other penguins, although spirits are high and we have no doubt that this bird will soon be the most popular youngster on the beach. EL is already making friends with her new human family, and uses every opportunity to run off and explore the Aquarium (although we can always lure her back with some delicious squid).”
You can find the aquarium’s Rockhopper updates here; they are truly heartwarming! To weigh their hoppers, they have to bribe each penguin with loads of fish. Take a look at how they weigh each of their residents below, it is too cute!
— Two Oceans Aquarium (@2OceansAquarium) November 7, 2019