Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Baby penguin hatches at Dallas Zoo


DALLAS -- The Dallas Zoo has welcomed another baby to its family - and this time it's a penguin!
The baby bird hatched April 15, the zoo said on its Facebook page Tuesday. The African black-footed penguin was born to parents Tulip and Tazo.

"This is a major success for our bird team, who are all over the moon right now," the zoo wrote. "The little one won't start swimming lessons for a few months. So the chick will remain off habitat, staying close to mom and dad, until it can learn to take a dip."

The zoo says the new baby is about 2.5 pounds -- much larger than its initial weight after hatching, which was a little more than a C battery.


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