By EMMA GRITT
July 20, 2015
SEE five baby penguins take their very first dip.
The chicks were born at Wales’ Folly Farm ten weeks ago, and after shedding their fluffy baby feathers, are ready to learn how to swim.
Just like in the wild, the babies were forced from the family nest at around eight weeks old.
She said: “After their parents kick them out, they’re running around not quite sure what to do.
“So at this stage we put them in nursery and teach them how to hunt their own fish.
While their parents were treating them to the (unappealling) menu of regurgitated fish, they can now look forward to fresh fish thrice daily.
They’ll eat between fifteen and twenty fish a day.
Sadly for Folly Farm’s visitors and staff, the penguins won’t be sticking around, and will all be sent off for a new life in a European zoo as part of a conservation programme.