Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Hand-rearing of Penguin chicks is going well!

You may remember our Blog of two days ago of a tiny Humboldt Penguin chick emerging from its egg - the Animal Care Team had to rescue it from being crushed by its over-zealous parents - the good news is that it's feeding well and looking fine! To simulate the re-gurgitated fish from the mother's beak the Keepers are syringe-feeding the youngster liquidised sprats with added saline, multi-vitamins and calcium 4X per day, 10% of its body weight at each feed. Today's image shows the chick just after a feed, dozing in the warm palm of Lorraine's hand!

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