3 baby penguins ready for their close-up at Long Beach aquarium

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KGO) -- Three baby penguins are now ready for their close-up at a Southern California aquarium.

The penguins hatched back in May but were introduced to the public Thursday at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.

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One of the birds handlers says the penguins are native to South America.

"They just plop into the water. The water is around 60 degrees, when it's a nice balmy day though actually stay out on the deck, just kind of get the rays of the sun shine," an aquarium official says.

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This is the sixth year that penguin chicks have hatched at the aquarium.

The public is getting a chance to help name these ones. They just have to donate $100.

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