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King Penguin Chick to Join Other Penguins in Scott Aquarium

A four month old King penguin chick will enter its habitat in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium for the first time tomorrow. The chick, whose sex is currently unknown, is extremely valuable to the North American King penguin population as it is the first offspring for two wild hatched birds. Due to its genetic importance, the decision was made to raise the chick by hand. The egg was artificially incubated for 54 days and hatched on February 15. The Zoo’s Aquarium bird department... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018

Penguin Awareness Day at the Zoo

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium will go behind the scenes with its three Antarctic penguin species during a special Facebook Live broadcast tomorrow, January 17 at 10:30 a.m. in celebration of Penguin Awareness Day. Viewers will learn what it’s like to work with each species—the Southern rockhopper, king and gentoo—as the Zoo’s aquarium birds keepers conduct a feeding demonstration. There are a total of 17 species of penguin in the world, all of which... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018