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Adorable Baby Penguins At The Shedd Aquarium Take Their First Swim In New Videos

The four penguin chicks are hitting important milestones, like socializing and taking a dip in the water for the first time, according to the Shedd.

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DOWNTOWN — The Shedd Aquarium’s four baby penguins just took their first dip in the water — and it was captured in newly released videos.

The swim is an important milestone for the Magellanic penguin chicks. They’ve lost their fluffy baby feathers and now have juvenile waterproof feathers, and they’ve been hitting all their other growth targets, according to a Shedd news release.

The aquarium is in the process of determining the chicks’ sexes. Once that is known, the aquarium will share how it will name the birds and when visitors can see them in person.

The chicks were born in late April and throughout May.

The chicks aren’t on display to the public yet, but Shedd visitors can see the rest of the penguin colony. Information about planning a visit is available online.

Watch the videos:

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