By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The tiny, fluffy, new African penguin chick is making its public debut at the National Aviary.READ MORE: Mon Wharf Reopening For Parking On Monday
Visitors can now see the chick twice a day at the Avian Care Center.
Names for the chick have been chosen, but they’re not being revealed yet. The Aviary is waiting until more of the penguin’s feathers grow in. That’s when they can take a DNA test to determine its gender.
Until then, you can vote online on whether you think the chick is a boy or girl. Visit this link.READ MORE: University of Pittsburgh Main Campus Shifts Into Lower-Risk Classification For The Coronavirus
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With only about 13,000 pairs remaining in the wild in South Africa, the National Aviary says African Penguins are endangered. So this little chick is very important.
It is the eleventh African Penguin to hatch at the National Aviary and the first baby for parents Buddy and Holly.
It hatched on Jan. 3.MORE NEWS: Baldwin High School Students Raise Thousands Of Dollars Through Polar Pop Event For Special Olympics Of Pennsylvania
For more information on the National Aviary’s African Penguin colony, visit this link.