Saturday, June 2, 2007

New penguins arrive at Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo has seen 23 new arrivals at its penguin enclosure in just the first few weeks of the breeding season.

Already, 22 gentoo chicks have hatched with several more expected over the next few weeks.

The zoo has also seen the arrival of its first rockhopper chick in four years. The penguin breed has proved hard to breed in captivity.

The chick, which was weighed on scales at the zoo on Thursday, was said to be doing well.

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