MEMPHIS, TN – Dec. 16, 2019 – Memphis Zoo is excited to announce the birth of two new African penguin chicks. The chicks were born at the end of October to dad Cameron and mom Tulip.
After this birth, there are now 20 penguins at Memphis Zoo. These two chicks are the 41st and 42nd chicks to be hatched and reared at the Memphis Zoo.
Currently the chicks are not on exhibit but are behind the scenes where they are being hand-raised. Memphis Zoo will inform the public on when they will be on exhibit for everyone to see.
Zookeepers should be able to determine the sex of the chicks in the next few weeks.
For more information, visit www.memphiszoo.org.
About African Penguins
The African black-footed penguin can be found in large colonies in southern and southwestern Africa. They are one of 17 species of penguins found in the world and are considered the most endangered type of penguins.
About Memphis Zoo
Memphis Zoo, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is home to more than 4,500 animals representing more than 500 different species. Recently named as one of the top zoos in the country by TripAdvisor® and by USA Today, Memphis Zoo has completed over $118 million in renovations and expansion since the early 1990s. The Zoo’s animal inhabitants reside in one-of-a-kind exhibit, such as Once Upon A Farm, The Commercial Appeal Cat Country, Primate Canyon, Animals of the Night, Northwest Passage, Teton Trek, CHINA - home to giant pandas YaYa and Le Le, and the Zambezi River Hippo Camp. Memphis Zoo was founded in 1906 and resides on 70 acres in the middle of Overton Park. It is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Memphis Zoo, YaYa and Le Le are trademarks of Memphis Zoo.
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