CHICAGO (AP) - A baby rockhopper penguin chick has been born at Chicagoís
Officials at the aquarium say the chick hatched about a month ago and is
gaining weight and eating. The baby bird is nesting with its parents at the
aquarium. Shedd experts say the chick weighed 75 grams when it was born. It
now weighs 1,019 grams, gaining about 40 grams every day. The chickís gender
hasnít been determined yet.
Shedd animal care workers observe and weigh the check daily. They say
milestones ahead include the chick learning to eat on its own, learning to
swim and acquiring waterproof plummage.
Shedd Aquarium is involved in several penguin rescue efforts.