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Cincinnati Zoo's newly hatched king penguin already looks tired of 2020

Posted at 1:06 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 13:06:55-04

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden welcomed a wrinkly, healthy newborn king penguin on Tuesday morning.

The chick weighs less than half a pound, according to a post on the zoo’s official Facebook account. As an adult, however, it could weigh up to 40. King penguins are the second-largest breed of penguin in the world, outranked only by the emperor penguin.

The zoo did not announce a name for the chick, whose sex may be difficult to determine until it is an adult.

Baby king penguins typically spend the first months of their lives snuggled between their parents’ front legs to stay warm while they gain weight and grow their first feathers.