Baby King Penguin Dances In Scotland

A baby king penguin enjoyed the snowy conditions at Edinburgh Zoo. The chick, almost two months old, is the first king penguin to be born at the zoo in five years. It will keep its fluffy brown feathers until it is ten months old before developing a waterproof black-and-white coat.

The chick is too young for zoo staff to be able to tell if it is male or female, so it has not been named yet.

Lynda Burrill, penguin keeper, said: “This chick was a total surprise to us. King penguins normally lay eggs in June and July but this egg arrived in late August.”

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