Endangered Penguin Chicks Hatch At Edinburgh Zoo

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Two tiny endangered Northern rockhopper penguin chicks have hatched at Edinburgh Zoo. Keepers at The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) were delighted to welcome the first chicks of the breeding season and are hopeful gentoo penguin eggs will begin hatching in the coming weeks. Dawn Nicoll, senior penguin keeper at Edinburgh Zoo, said, “Northern rockhopper penguins are endangered due to climate change, changes in marine ecosystems and overfishing, so it is really exciting to welcome these new chicks.”. The first 30 days are critical for the chicks development, so keepers will be keeping a close eye on them. “Every visit to the zoo helps care for the amazing animals, like our penguins, and supports our charity’s vital conservation work around the world.”

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