Cincinnati Zoo hatches 2 penguin chicks, and 2 more may be on the way

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Two penguin chicks have hatched at the Cincinnati Zoo, and two more could be on the way.

Two little blue penguin chicks hatched over the holidays, zoo officials said: one on New Year’s Eve and another on Dec. 28, 2018, according to WLWT.

The sexes of both penguins are unknown at this time. The penguin chick born in December has already opened its eyes, zoo officials said, but the penguin born Monday still has its eyes closed.

The chicks are being tube-fed a mix of herring, krill and Pedialyte, zoo officials said, and they will go in with the rest of the little blue penguin colony in about six weeks.

And two more little blue penguin chicks could be on the way.

According to officials with the zoo, two eggs are expected to hatch soon.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has the largest colony of little blue penguins in North America.

They will be getting a new home in Roo Valley in the spring of 2020.Visitors can see them in their current home at the entrance to the Children’s Zoo this spring.

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