The four newest penguins at the San Francisco Zoo are ready to graduate from fish school and journey across the zoo grounds to join the colony on Penguin Island.

The zoo’s annual “march of the penguins” will take place Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. Four Magellanic penguin chicks born earlier this year will join the colony of 54 penguins that live on the man-made rock formation across from the lion house. The young penguins, one male and three females, spent several months in the zoo’s fish school, learning to swim and feed so they can assimilate successfully with the colony.

Onlookers will line the penguins’ route, encouraging the chicks as they make their way to Penguin Island.

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