Penguin Chicks Debut At Wichita Zoo

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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April 17, 2010

Sedgwick County Zoo officials are showing off the latest addition to their flock, a pair of Humboldt penguin chicks.

The birds, named Chick 1 and Chick 2, were shown off this past week to the media in Wichita. They are the first Humboldt penguins to be born at the zoo.

There are 14 adult penguins at the zoo's Cessna Penguin Cove in addition to the two chicks. Within a few weeks, there is a chance that two more penguins may hatch.

Sedgwick County Zoo officials have been planning for the new arrivals for two years, determining which adult pair was best suited for parenthood.

The chicks hatched within days of each other in late March.

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