Rare Fairy Penguin Chick Makes Public Debut at Bronx Zoo

A fairy penguin hatched in May at the Bronx Zoo.
Julie Larsen Maher / WCS
A fairy penguin hatched in May at the Bronx Zoo.

A rare tiny blue penguin, also known as a fairy penguin, hatched at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in New York on May 10.

A colony of fairy penguins just debuted at the zoo last year, and this little chick has now joined her peers on exhibit.

Adult blue penguins grow to only 13 inches and weigh 2 to 3 pounds, making them the smallest of the 18 penguin species.

The zoo doesn’t yet know the penguin’s gender, and hasn’t yet settled on a name. — Read it at Today

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