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Drusillas staff delighted with rare penguin chicks

Katherine Gibson with one of the rare penguin chicks

Katherine Gibson with one of the rare penguin chicks

STAFF at Drusillas are celebrating the arrival of five rare penguin chicks.

The fluffy animals are making excellent progress and have been named after the keepers who care for them.

The Humboldt chicks broke through their shells during the Easter holidays.

Gibson and Wallace, who share the same parents, were the first to arrive on April 4 and April 6 respectively, followed by Nicholls four days later. Bacon and Morris were the last to make an appearance, both hatching a few days later on April 14.

All of the chicks have been given the surnames of the keepers that look after them and the girls are delighted.

Zoo keeper Katherine Gibson said, “It was our head keeper’s idea to name the chicks after us and it started out as a bit of a joke.

“I have been at Drusillas for two years now and work closely with the penguins. We spend a lot of time with them, so it is really nice to have the chicks named in our honour.”

 

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