Tuesday, 20 April 2010

The image above shows 4 Humboldt Penguin chicks currently being hand-reared by the Keepers at Seaview Wildlife Encounter. Two of the chicks are approximately 3 weeks old, and the smaller two are only a few days old. They're fed 10% of their body weight in liquidised sprats with added vitamins, calcium and saline through a syringe 4 times a day. As can be seen, they're growing rapidly and thriving! Two of the bigger chicks have started taking solid food - small, filleted pieces of sprats.

Just look how I'm growing ..... the image above shows one of the older Penguin chicks looking bonny - with a rotund tummy, after his late afternoon feed!

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