More than a dozen rare King Penguin eggs snagged from nests in Antarctica and bound for a British zoo unexpectedly hatched during a stopover at Miami International Airport.

The hatchlings chirped heartily Wednesday from their three ice-chest-size incubators, which were temperature and humidity controlled, while caretaker Richard Hill hunted for food for the 5-inch gray baby penguins.Hill and his chirping entourage left Miami for England late Wednesday. The penguins will be quarantined for 35 days in London before they will be moved to Birdland.