Second Penguin Chick Hatches at Monterey Bay Aquarium

January 16, 2011

A female African blackfooted penguin at the Monterey Bay Aquarium laid two eggs last year, and both have now successfully hatched. The first chick on January 8, followed by a second on January 11, 2011.

Monterey, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 14, 2011

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is pleased to announce that a second penguin egg has successfully hatched!

On January 8, penguin parents Umngane and Dassen were the first to reveal that they had taken good care of their first egg.

The second egg, also laid by Umngane, was transferred to Tranya and Molopo shortly after being laid, to give it a greater chance of success. This chick hatched on January 11.

Quick Facts:

Chick 1

Hatched January 8, 2011

Parents Umngane, Dassen

Latest weight: 8 ounces

Chick 2

Hatched January 11, 2011

Parents (adoptive) Tranya, Molopo

Latest weight: 3 ounces

Learn more on the Aquarium’s blog http://www.seanotesblog.org.


For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2011/penguinchick/prweb8067856.htm

Source: prweb

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