I've been working at Moody Gardens on an audit for the past several weeks. While out there, we got to know the General Manager, Robert. So one day we ask him "hey can we pet a penguin?" We really were just kidding cause we didn't know if it was even possible to pet a penguin, but he replied back "yes, that shouldn't be a problem".
We were so excited! I mean really, how many people get the chance to pet a penguin? So the last day out there we went over to the aquarium and got to pet Mikey, a chinstrap penguin.
Much to my surprise, penguins are fluffy, for some reason I envisioned them being like a dolphin and slick, but since they are of the bird family, I guess I should have know they would have feathers and feel like a duck more than a dolphin.
For more information on Chinstrap Penguins check out: http://www.penguinworld.com/types/chinstrap.html
We were excited to see Mikey, and glad that he was very friendly and didn't bite us while petting him. Bye Mikey, see you next year!