Squeee! Little penguin chick hugely adorable at Bronx Zoo

All kinds of cuteness has hatched at the Bronx Zoo.

The first little penguin chick ever bred at the zoo made its public debut. It came into the world on May 10 – a first for the zoo’s 120-year history, it said. The little penguin colony came to the World Conservation Society facility in 2015 from the incredibly successful breading facility at the┬áTaronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia

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“Named for their small size and characteristic bluish hue, little penguins are also known as blue penguins, little blue penguins, and fairy penguins,” the facility explained. “Adults are only about 13 inches tall and weigh 2 to 3 pounds. They are the smallest of the 18 penguin species and native to coastal southern Australia and New Zealand.”

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Here’s the little gaffer in action.

 

Photos Julie Larsen Maher/World Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo

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