December 14, 2018

Monterey Bay Aquarium welcomes new baby penguin

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MONTEREY GT;GT; The maternity ward at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is abuzz over the newest member of the family, an African blackfooted penguin chick, hatched on exhibit on the morning of June 4.

The newborn, which came into the world at 2.1 ounces (60 grams), weighed in Wednesday morning at 6.9 ounces (195 grams), an indication that the chick is eating well.

The chick, whose gender is unknown, is being cared for by its parents, Karoo and Messina, on exhibit in the “Splash Zone”