Thursday, September 22, 2011

More on the Formerly Featherless Penguin Chick

baby penguin saved by aquarium staff

A sickly baby penguin which hatched at Liaohutan Pole Aquarium in Dalian, China on August 17, 2011 entered the world without any feathers and was soon rejected by its parents. Alone and unable to fend for itself, the staff at the aquarium took care of the baby for one month until it grew healthier and even sprouted feathers. The aquarium handlers re-introduced the baby penguin back into its family group where it was accepted. Feathers... gotta have them in the penguin kingdom.



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