MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Zoo has added new members to their family. Ten African penguins were hatched in the 3M Penguins of the African Coast exhibit in November and December of 2013.
The young penguins, four male and six female, were presented to the public Friday morning.READ MORE: Art Tribute To Bob Dylan Goes Up Outside Hibbing High School
They’re a huge achievement for the zoo.READ MORE: Nathan Hase Killed In Goodhue County Crash
In the wild the animals are endangered due to oil spills, historical hunting and habitat destruction. Additionally, the animals now face food shortages due to climate change which has slowed the global population of the species.MORE NEWS: Cameron Clark Will Serve More Than 15 Years For Attempted Murder Of Unborn Child, Aiding And Abetting Robbery
The 10 chicks have been introduced to adults in the flock and all are getting along nicely.