Louisville Zoo welcomes new penguin hatchlings

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Child Little Penguins are anticipated to enter the general public eye in spring.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Zoo is celebrating three new additions to their penguin household.

In keeping with a launch from zoo officers, the primary chick hatched Oct. 28 to Miramar and Rabbit; the second hatched Nov. 4 to Eudyptula and Granite; the youngest hatched Nov. 15 to Clarkie and Enhance.

“Our aviculturists are doing nice work,” stated Louisville Zoo govt director Dan Maloney. “With November’s first-ever East African topped crane hatchling within the Zoo’s 52-year historical past and now these three Little Penguins, there’s a lot to rejoice!”

The three chicks are presently nesting off-site with their dad and mom and are anticipated to make their first look within the spring.

In keeping with a press launch from the zoo, solely about 500,000 Little Penguins nonetheless exist within the wild and may largely be present in Australia and New Zealand. Regardless that the Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) created a Species Survival Plan for these birds, their numbers are slowly declining as a result of habitat loss and being attacked by domesticated pets.

Extra chicks are anticipated to hatch quickly.

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