African Penguin Chick Born At Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo is thrilled to announce the hatching of its first endangered African penguin chick – a significant achievement for the Zoo which opened the 3M Penguins of the African Coast exhibit in 2011.

Hatched March 2, the penguin – whose gender is not yet known – is currently being raised behind-the-scenes by foster parents. The biological parents were not incubating the egg consistently so the decision was made to give it to an experienced pair. So far the chick is doing very well and has grown from 2.4 ounces to over 1 pound, 6 ounces.

A second chick hatched on March 21 at just under 2 ounces and has grown to almost three pounds.

via Minnesota Zoo

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