Byculla zoo welcomes first Humboldt Penguin born in India

Penguin couple Flipper and Molt gave birth around 8:00 pm on August 15, 2018 to welcome the new born


Byculla’s Veermata Jijabai Bhosale (VJB) Zoo welcomed first penguin chick around 8:00 pm on the Independence Day i.e. August 15, 2018. Penguin couple Flipper and Molt are now proud parents after laying an egg on On July 5, 2018. This chick is the first penguin to be born in captivity in the country.

On July 5, 2018, The penguin caretakers realised that the couple Flipper and Molt had a single egg after a long period of courtship.

Yuva Sena Chief Aditya Thackeray too confirmed the good news on Twitter.

The penguin enclosure at the zoo is home to seven penguins where Molt and Flipper were the first to pair up, Donald and Daisy, and Popeye and Olive followed suit, leaving female Bubble alone.

On July 26, 2016, a total of eight Humboldt penguins — three males and five females — were brought from Seoul to the Byculla zoo. However, one of them, Dory, died on October 23, 2016, of a bacterial infection.

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