Penguin chicks hatched at Audubon Aquarium
NEW ORLEANS - Three endangered penguin chicks were hatched at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans.
The aquarium has hatched a record eleven African Blackfooted penguin chicks in one year.
The Audubon Aquarium staff have named the male chick Opal, and the two females Humpty and Dumpty. Opal and Dumpty are brother and sister.
The chicks were hatched in late August and have permanently joined the penguin exhibit.
"2013 has been a banner year for penguin hatchings at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas," said Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman. "These hatchings are an inspirational example of the significant difference we can make for wildlife through collaboration, expertise and patience. We hope everyone in the New Orleans area will join us in celebrating the arrival of these new chicks."
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