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Baby penguin born in balmy Mexico, trains in Antarctic-like environment
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Baby penguin born in balmy Mexico, trains in Antarctic-like environment

Guadalajara Mexico, February 5 (EFE). – An Adelie penguin, born on the last of 2021 at a Mexican zoo in Guadalajara was training in an Antarctic environment where he will live his entire life.

The baby penguin, now 35 days old, is still in a nursery. Keepers keep it safe and teach it how to adapt to his group.

EFE received a Friday report from Paola Mendoza, a staff member at the Antarctic penguin colony. She said that the parents take care the baby for the first 28-days after their birth.

Later, caregivers assume that role to protect them as the area is smaller than their natural habitat.

These penguins’ early years, which were found in Antarctica’s coast, are crucial to their survival and identity as adults.

Mendoza stated that penguins learn how to bleat in their early years.

We put a mirror so they can see themselves and not feel alone,” he said.

At this age, Penguin chicks are covered in down, which is a layer of fine feathers underneath the tough exterior.

These feathers don’t have water-repellent fat, and they do not allow penguins float.

After 40 to 60 days of being born, penguin chicks acquire their black and white plumage.

Mendoza stated that the baby could be given swimming lessons within a month to help him improve his ability to move his tail and fins and learn how to jump in and off the water.

The parents will then introduce the chicks to the colony by making their first jump in the water.

As such, the Adelie genus is not in danger of extinction. However it is vital to care for them because climate change is melting poles, which causes their natural habitat to disappear. EFE


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