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Adorable baby penguins will hatch on livestream

The only acceptable birth videos are those of cute baby animals.


Rae Votta

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 13, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 12:02 am CDT

All hands on deck, Internet. Baby penguins are about to be born, and the National Aviary is living streaming their first adorable moments for the world.

On Nov. 9 and 11, penguin parents Sidney and Bette laid two eggs, which are expected to hatch between Dec. 15 and 18. You can tune in at any time to catch mom and pop penguin tending the eggs until hatching at  This will be the third set of chicks for Sidney and Bette, who are part of the 17 penguins at the aviary in Pittsburgh.

You can watch a video of the two previous arrivals from last year, when mom Bette comes to check on them on the Aviary’s YouTube page.

Photo via cochonou/Flickr (CC 2.0)

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*First Published: Dec 13, 2014, 4:47 pm CST