Baby Little Blue Penguins Hatch At New England Aquarium
Two baby Little Blue penguins are held by Heather Urquhart, New England Aquarium staff in the breeding room at the New England Aquarium. David L. Ryan—Boston Globe/Getty Images

These Endangered Penguins Are Getting 'Honeymoon Suites'

Apr 18, 2015

Things are about to get a little racy between the animals at the New England Aquarium.

Aquarium experts are building "honeymoon suites" for eight pairs of endangered African penguins, as a way of encouraging them to breed more chicks, the Associated Press reports. The aquarium hopes to grow the population of the birds, which are expected to be extinct in the wild by 2025.

The honeymoon suites will be plastic igloo-like homes and private nooks built off of the main exhibit to protect the penguins' modesty from the prying eyes of the aquarium's visitors.

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