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Adorable King Penguin chicks hatch at Sea World

Sea World has welcomed three little King Penguin chicks to their world-class Penguin Encounter exhibit today.

Sea World Penguin Encounter Supervisor, Katrina Krygger said the three chicks have been receiving doting attention from their proud parents and are settling-in well. “The little chicks are all doing really well and we are very excited that they have hatched close to the viewing windows so guests at Sea World can get a great view of them,” she said.

“The chicks are fed by both parents who regurgitate fish – rich in nutrients – and are growing rapidly from the 200g they weighed when they first hatched. The colony at Penguin Encounter is also very excited about the hatchings with the birds trumpeting when the chicks’ chirp.”


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PHOTOS: Supplied by Seaworld Cold Coast

PHOTOS: Supplied by Seaworld Cold Coast

The King chicks will grow to between 11 -16 kilograms but the gender of the chicks will not be known until a DNA test is taken.

Sea World is hosting a naming competition, with people encouraged to enter their suggestions via the Sea World Australia Facebook page.

Carla Tooma
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