Wednesday, August 22, 2007

San Francisco Zoo Welcomes Four New Penguins

Four new penguins moved into their new home at the San Francisco Zoo Monday.

The four, 12-week-old Riley, Charlie, Thistle and Gnocchi, waddled onto Penguin Island before a crowd of curious onlookers and enthusiasts. They had spent two months in fish school, where they learned how to swim and feed just like the old-timers on the island.

The San Francisco Zoo has one of the most successful breeding colonies of Magellanic penguins in captivity, having fledged approximately 150 chicks since 1985.

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