Adoptions made 12/22 through 12/25 will ship on 12/26
For the first time, a king penguin chick has hatched at the Kansas City Zoo. The chick is being hand raised behind the scenes.
The Kansas City Zoo received a king penguin egg from the St. Louis Zoo and incubated it until it was ready to hatch. On November 8, the penguin chick made its way out of the egg. At 12 days old, the chick weighed about 280 grams and was still quite small. Zookeepers are hand raising it behind the scenes. Right now, the chick is eating a fish “formula” five times per day. As it grows, it will graduate to fish chunks, then fish slices and finally whole fish. When the time is right and the chick is big enough, it will go on exhibit in Helzberg Penguin Plaza with the rest of the flock.
Adopt a Wild Child “King Penguin Chick” package includes:
- A framed animal photo of the baby penguin
- A penguin plush toy
- Exclusive penguin birth certificate
- An animal fact sheet
- Official adoption certificate
- An invitation to the annual Adopt a Wild Child picnic
- A subscription to Expeditions, the Friends of the Zoo newsletter