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Bird keepers at Dudley Zoo rescue penguin
Aug 18 2010 by Steve Bradley, Birmingham Mail
They are hand-rearing a four-week-old Humboldt penguin chick after its mother built a nest on a dangerously- exposed bank.
“The nest could easily have flooded or the chick may have been taken by a seagull, as it was in a very vulnerable position.”
The chick weighs around 500 grammes and is being fed whole small sprats three times a day, taking around 50g per feed.