Mumbaikars will have to wait for 2-3 months to see the newborn Penguin

As per Byculla Zoo officials, the chick's eyes are shut and it cannot swim yet, hence, it cannot be introduced in shallow waters

Mumbaikars will have to wait for 2-3 months to see the newborn Penguin

Byculla Zoo welcomed a penguin’s chick on August 15, 2018, around 8:00 in the evening. The pictures of the new chick went viral and it melted everyone’s hearts. Mumbaikars however, will have to wait for 2-3 months to catch a glimpse of the newborn.

As per the zoo’s officials, the eyes of the chick are shut and it cannot swim yet. They said that it will take around four months before it can be introduced into shallow waters. They added that they might place a swim tub for them if required. The officials described Flipper and Molt as very good parents.

For now, a team of four doctors are monitoring the penguins round the clock. The chick is yet to be named and the gender is unknown. The zoo authorities will determine it using DNA analysis in due course.

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On July 5, 2018, the penguin caretakers declared that the couple Flipper and Molt had a single egg after a long period of courtship. The zookeepers are surprised the egg hatched exactly on the 40th day. But the public will have to wait for at least two-three months for its first glimpse of the newborn.

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

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