Chicago's Shedd Aquarium announces newly hatched penguin

AP News
Posted: Jun 25, 2015 6:47 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — A newly hatched penguin chick is on exhibit at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.

The aquarium announced that the rockhopper penguin chick hatched on June 9, when it weighed about 2 ounces.

Aquarium officials report the chick is growing steadily and has soft down-like plumage. Its parents, Edward and Annie, both take a role in feedings.

The aquarium's penguin experts have been closely monitoring the hatchling, but they don't yet know whether it's male or female.

Within the next few months the chick will begin moving around on its own. Aquarium officials say it's difficult to spot, but is on view.