Kansas City Zoo offering 24-hour live stream of penguins

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Zoo is offering a unique way to pass the time while at home– a 24-hour live stream featuring the penguins at Helzberg Penguin Plaza.

The $15 million exhibit first opened to the public in October 2013. 

The exhibit contains more than 100,000 gallons of salt water and two ice flake machines to produce three inches of snowfall each day for the adorable penguins. 

Image courtesy of KC Zoo

In December the Kansas City Zoo welcomed two new gentoo penguin chicks into the exhibit. 

The chicks hatched on Saturday, Dec. 7 and Monday, Dec. 9.

“They have grown so much that they barely fit underneath parents Mali & Beaker and Chuck & Lucy, who have kept them protected in their nests,” the zoo said in a December Facebook post said announcing their birth. 

In early December the zoo welcomed eight macaroni penguins. They came to KC as eggs from Sea World in San Diego and recently hatched in incubators.

Keep an eye out for all of the new penguins while watching the live stream. 

Image courtesy of KC Zoo

Image courtesy of KC Zoo

The zoo initially said Tuesday morning that they would still be open, but by Tuesday evening they said they’d be closed until at least April 1

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