Baby penguin attracts visitors

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 金曜日, 10月 28, 2011 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

A newborn emperor penguin was unveiled to the public at an animal park in Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, the only facility in Japan that has succeeded in breeding such birds.

The baby penguin was born Oct. 18 using a special incubator at Wakayama Adventure World, one of two facilities in Japan offering public viewing of emperor penguins, as the 14th emperor penguin there.

According to Adventure World, it is difficult to breed emperor penguins as it requires an environment similar to penguins’ natural habitat of Antarctica for hatching.

The baby, the sixth emperor penguin born at the animal park, has been fed ground herring and other seafood five times a day.

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