Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team
Date: June 28, 2021 4:00 am
The Magellanic penguin chick born on May 21st 2021 at Zoo Boise is held by a zookeeper
Photo Credit: Zoo Boise
Zoo Boise, a division of Boise Parks and Recreation have introduced a Magellanic penguin chick which was hatched on May 21st 2021.
The chick was born to parents Jimmy and Rose. This is the pair's second chick. Their first offspring Milo now lives with the main colony in the penguin pavilion. At present it weighs in at 1.4kg (3lbs).
Rose joined Zoo Boise two years ago from Sea World San Diego. Jimmy has called the zoo home since 2008.
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Staff at the zoo have reported that the chick is currently doing well and is growing fast.
Guests may be able to view the chick through a small window at the nursery. This means the family can maintain their privacy while the chick is growing.
The Magellanic penguin is found in South America where they primarily live around the Falkland Islands.