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WATCH: Baby penguin hatches at Metro Richmond Zoo

Posted at 10:11 AM, Mar 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-29 10:11:45-04

The Metro Richmond Zoo has a new baby African penguin, just in time for Easter.

The little bird hatched March 24 after being put in an incubator, and the birth was captured on video.

The zoo said the penguin’s parents had abandoned the egg.

Metro Richmond Zoo has hatched 242 African penguin, but this was the first one that needed to be incubated by zookeepers.

African penguins are an endangered species native to the southern coast of Africa.

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