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Bird is the Word… Penguin Parades.

So normally here in SW Ohio, January and February are the coldest months of the year. This year is an exception though. Anyway, during those two months, one of the coolest events takes place at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden:

This video shows the beginning of the now famous penguin parade. Every day during January and February, as long as the temperature is below 50 degrees, the King penguin colony takes a walk from their indoor exhibit to an exhibit outside.

This is by far one of the most amazing events going on in the Cincinnati area, I would even go so far to say it is the best parade in the area as well… but I might be a little biased, come check it out for yourself!

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Bird is the Word… King penguin update.

This big boy or girl has now been taking supervised field trips to the exhibit to hang out with the other Kings. Still a youngster, but growing up so fast. Click HERE to see how quickly he/she did grow. Amazing animals!


Bird is the Word…King Penguin.

Here is what I have been working with lately, it is amazing how quickly they grow…

Hatching.

Day one.

Getting bigger.

Bigger still.

That pretty much sums this little guy/gal up. I plan on getting a few new pictures next week. Even bigger still, this morning it weighed around 11.6kg. Amazing, amazing creatures.


Bird is the Word… Penguins!

I realized this morning that I have not posted anything about birds in quite some time. So, in honor of that, here are some pictures of the newest Rockhopper penguin chick at work:

Chick and father, around 1 week old.

Chick in hand, around 3 weeks old.

Chick standing tall, around a month old.

It has been fun to watch this little guy/gal grow up, now it looks entirely different!

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