03 November 2011

Penguin parents abandon bald chick

CHINA - An emperor penguin chick born without feathers at the LHT Pole Aquarium was abandoned by its parents just days after its birth. But thanks to the efforts of keepers at the aquarium in the Lianoning Province, it has been accepted back into the family. The keepers decided that the chick's lack of feathers and weak condition were due to difficulties digesting food and absorbing nutrition. After a month of round-the-clock care, the chick was much stronger and grew feathers, and was then reintroduced to the family group.

Bald baby penguin abandoned by parents, AOL Travel, 21 September 2011

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