July 28, 2015 12:41 pm
Updated: July 29, 2015 3:12 pm

It’s a boy! Penguin chick born at Calgary Zoo


WATCH ABOVE: There is a new addition to the Calgary Zoo. A humboldt penguin chick hatched last month and Trish Exton-Parder from the Calgary Zoo joined the Morning News to talk about the new arrival.

CALGARY- Proud penguin parents welcomed their first hatchling at the Calgary Zoo on Sunday.

The first Humboldt penguin to be born at the Calgary Zoo is thriving.

According to zoo officials, his parents Reina and Javier are caring for him in his new habitat.

“This hatch is a significant boost for our captive Humboldt population,” says Dr. Malu Celli, Curator, Calgary Zoo. “When these kinds of births occur it assures us we are getting one step closer to helping save important species.”

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Humboldt penguins are considered susceptible to extinction. Humboldt penguins are one of the animals in the zoo’s Species Survival Plan, which is put in place to safeguard them from becoming extinct.

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