Ga. Aquarium announces hatching of 2 penguins

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Thursday, March 28, 2012

ATLANTA (AP) -- Two South African penguins have been hatched at the world's largest aquarium.

The Georgia Aquarium announced Thursday that the two chicks were born in January. Aquarium officials say the endangered animals were kept secret until now because they are fragile when they're born and needed time to develop before the public got a chance to see them.

The duo will not go on public display until they have shed their fluffy layer of feathers and developed their waterproof adult coats, likely in late spring or early summer. Until then, penguin fans can follow the pair here.

This is the first time the aquarium has had a penguin hatching.

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)

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