By Meredith Ganzman
Baby penguin Sphengic has two dads- Sphen and Magic. And we’re sure they are amazed at how fast he is growing up.
He went from the size of an apple to a watermelon in just a few months, and he is already learning how to swim.
The Gentoo penguin fathers first showed their knack for parenting, incubating a test egg. Then they fostered a real one from another couple, who had had two.
An important part of Sphenic’s training is being able see and learning how to feed underwater. Gentoo penguins are the fastest of the underwater swimming birds.