Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Newport Aquarium welcomes new penguins

The Newport Aquarium is proud to announce the hatching of two Gentoo penguin chicks. One chick hatched on Dec. 3, weighing 90 grams (just under 3.2 ounces).

The second chick hatched on Dec. 24 and was found on Christmas Day, weighing 163 grams (5.8 ounces). Currently, the chicks weigh 4,160 grams (about 9.2 pounds) and 1,660 grams (about 3.7 pounds), respectively.

In early 2007 the Aquarium welcomed a King Penguin chick, but these are the first Gentoo chicks since December 2005. There is also a possibility that several additional Gentoo eggs that may hatch in the weeks ahead.

Source: KY Post

1 comment:

Holy Cuteness said...

Awww, what a cutie little penguin!