Kentucky Penguin Chicks Hatch!

The Penguin Place Post has learned that more penguins will soon be visible at the Newport Aquarium’s Kroger Kingdom of Penguins in Newport, Kentucky.  The aquarium announced Monday the recent hatching of three Gentoo penguin chicks. Hatched between Dec. 31 and Jan. 5, the chicks weighed between 80-100 grams at birth. Two of the chicks were hatched from the same parents, a first for the aquarium. As days pass, the chicks will begin to slowly venture away from their nests and be visible in the Kroger Kingdom of Penguins exhibit, though not far from their parents. For now, the young chicks mostly stay nestled under their penguin parents. The new additions will bring the number of Gentoo, King and Chinstrap penguins at the exhibit to 31.

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