Eight Macaroni Penguins Hatch At Kansas City Zoo

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December 10, 2019 - 8:36 pm
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The Kansas City Zoo says its staff is raising eight fluffy macaroni penguin chicks. It is the first time the zoo has had that species of penguin in its 110-year history.

Their eggs were flown in from SeaWorld San Diego and hatched in incubators at their new home.

Zoo officials said employees are hand-raising the chicks, and that each of them needs to be fed up to six times a day.

Macaroni penguins are native to the subantarctic.

The chicks are hidden from the public, for now, but are expected to join the general exhibit in the coming weeks.

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