Picture: Baby penguins get cozy

November 18, 2011

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Chinstrap penguin chicks get cozy. Photo by: Julie Larsen Maher.
Chinstrap penguin chicks get cozy. Photo by Julie Larsen Maher © WCS.

A picture of a pair of chinstrap penguins (Pygoscelis antarcticus) at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Central Park Zoo is one of the highlights of a new blog, Real Chicks of Central Park. The blog aims to raise awareness about penguins, which are at risk from climate change and loss of food sources due to unsustainable fishing practices by humans.

Penguins featured on the blog include four gentoo chicks and four chinstrap chicks. Both species species are native to the Antarctic.

The chicks hatched between July 1, 2011 to July 22, 2011. They are now full grown.

Chinstrap penguin chicks get cozy. Photo by: Julie Larsen Maher.
A chinstrap penguin chick gets weighed. Photo by Julie Larsen Maher © WCS.

 Chinstrap penguin chick. Photo by: Julie Larsen Maher.
Chinstrap penguin chick. Photo by: Julie Larsen Maher.

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Picture: Baby penguins get cozy.