Three Endangered African Blackfooted Penguin Chicks Born at Audubon Aquarium

Posted on June 16, 2013

African Blackfooted Penguin chicks

Three endangered African Blackfooted penguin chicks were born at the Audubon Aquarium in March. The rare chicks were hand raised after hatching and just joined the penguin colony on exhibit.

Audubon Senior Aviculturist Darwin Long said in a statement, "With their numbers decreasing by as much as 90% in the past century, the hatching of multiple African penguin chicks is especially significant and makes me incredibly proud of the program's accomplishments. I'm very excited to share the images and video I have captured of the development of these adorable three chicks and proud to help sustain a quickly diminishing species of penguin."

Take a look:

Photo: Audubon Nature Institute

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