thanks to parents Ozzie and Gaga swapping turns atop the egg.
Spokeswoman Courtney Carr said Tuesday that officials aren’t sure if the chick is a he or a she, pending blood tests. Carr says the chick remains in the nest with its parents, but is on display in the penguin exhibit.
The Galveston County Daily News reports biologists over the weekend discovered the newly hatched aquatic bird.
The new rockhopper won’t develop its signature yellow crest for months. It takes about a year for a penguin to begin to molt and develop its adult plumage.