Cornish Seal Sanctuary's first penguin chick swims for the first time

'Squidge' the penguin chick swam for the first time today at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary Credit: Cornish Seal Sanctuary

'Squidge' the penguin has started swimming for the first time at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

The chick was born on 27th May to parents Lola and Gilbert, a pair of Humboldt Penguins housed at the Sanctuary.

Squidge - named after its expanding waistline - is the first penguin chick to be born and reared there.

Its first swimming lesson took place today and according to the Sanctuary, Squidge is an 'absolute natural'.