November 25, 2017

Aquarium welcomes new penguin chick

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MONTEREY — The Monterey Bay Aquarium welcomed a new addition to the penguin exhibit Aug. 15, the fourth chick hatched in the aquarium’s penguin colony.

Penguin “foster parents” Walvis and Boulders are now caring for the African blackfooted penguin chick, whose gender is unknown, on display in the Splash Zone family gallery.

Walvis and Boulders are members of the aquarium’s penguin colony.

During a health exam Thursday, the chick weighed 8.5 ounces, three times more than the 2.3 ounces it weighed after

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