Magellanic penguin chick

Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

A baby Magellanic penguin — born on May 28 — makes his debut on June 14 at a press preview at the Sumida Aquarium in Tokyo.

Magellanic penguins are found by the millions along the coasts of Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, but they are classified as "near threatened" due to oil spills off the coast of Argentina. Their large breeding colonies are vulnerable to the spills, which kill tens of thousands of adult and juvenile penguins every year.

To make matters worse, these penguins are also directly impacted by climate change. As water temperatures fluctuate, fish populations decline or are displaced, forcing penguins to the swim an extra 25 miles from their nest in search of food.

To help combat oil spill deaths, zoos from around the world travel to the beaches to adopt hatchlings and breed them elsewhere. The Sumida Aquarium, which opened in 2012, boasts a luxurious 350,000-liter tank that dozens of these threatened penguins call home.

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Magellanic penguin chick held by animal trainer

Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

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