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Penguin chick arrives at Flamingo Land

Humboldt penguins are generally found off the coast of Peru Credit: Flamingo Land

Zoo keepers at Flamingo Land near Pickering have welcomed the first of a new batch of penguin chicks to the theme park. Staff will look after the chicks alongside their penguin parents until they are fully fledged.

We keep a close eye on our penguin chicks to ensure they are gaining weight and growing as we would expect.

Each day the chicks are weighed and their growth and vital statistics plotted to ensure they flourish."

– Ross Snipp, zoo manager

Humboldt penguins, which are categorised as vulnerable, are found in the southern hemisphere of the world, generally off the coasts of Peru and Chile.