NEW Zoo welcomes penguin chicks

SUAMICO, Wis. - The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park has announced two African penguin chicks have hatched. The first hatched January 1st, and a second chick hatched just a few days later. Zoo leaders say parents Doodle and Gilligan are doing great.

Leaders with the zoo say these chicks were planned additions to the population: African penguins are an endangered species, so they are doing their part to help save them from extinction. It is estimated that the wild breeding population of African Penguins has experienced a 95% decrease between 2001 and 2011 and continues to decline rapidly.

For more info, visit www.newzoo.org or contact the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park at 434-7841.
 

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