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King Penguin

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Check out Blizzard's Cam Here

Update: Our keepers are currently in the process of exposing Blizzard to the water. She isn't a big fan right now, but this is important so that she will eventually be okay overnight when keepers aren't around.

About the Exhibit

Helzberg Penguin Plaza opened its doors in October 2013 and became home to several king penguins but until this winter, those penguins had not formed love connections. In late November, our first king penguin egg was laid and parents Jilly and Dwayne kept dutiful watch over it. For king penguins, that required them to hold the delicate egg on their feet to keep it warm, taking turns doing so for the 53-day incubation period. On Sunday, their chick was ready to hatch.

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