Friday, April 25, 2014

Baby penguin boom at London Zoo revealed

The baby penguins at London Zoo (Pic: ZSL)
The baby penguins at London Zoo (Pic: ZSL)

Published: 25 April, 2014


A PENGUIN baby boom has delighted zookeepers this spring, as a record-breaking ten penguin chicks hatched in the last few weeks.

ZSL London Zoo was pleased to welcome the youngsters to the Penguin Beach exhibit, in what has been a successful start to this year's breeding season.

The Humboldt penguin chicks arrived just in time to celebrate World Penguin Day today (Friday), an occasion for promoting the health and conservation of the birds.

Keeper Zuzanna Matyasova, who gave the chicks health checks this week, said: “It really is proving a fantastic year for our penguins at ZSL London Zoo, and I’m delighted with how well all ten of our chicks are doing. Nothing beats watching the youngsters as they tuck into their dinner or waddle about their exhibit – I feel like a proud mum.”

Visitors can see the penguin chicks in their nursery at Penguin Beach.


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