Friday, August 15, 2008

New baby at Cincinnati Zoo

The newest addition to the Cincinnati Zoo is ready for their close-up. The zoo's king penguin chick, baby Kyoto hatched two weeks ago.

Both mom and dad shared incubation duties for 54 days until the chick broke through the shell.

Penguins do not have external parts like humans, so it's not clear yet if it's a boy or a girl.

For now the baby will be on display with its dad, in the Wings of Wonder exhibit. Next week Kyoto will move to the nursery display.

It is the second king penguin chick successfully hatched at the zoo. There are about two million king penguins in the wild but only 15 zoos in North America have them.

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