The baby king penguin is the first of its kind to be hatched at the bird park in close to a decade.
13 Dec 2017 07:47PM (Updated: 14 Dec 2017 05:54PM)
SINGAPORE: A baby king penguin waddled into view in Singapore's bird park on Wednesday (Dec 13), the first of its kind to be hatched there in close to a decade.
Maru, which means "round" in Japanese, came from parents Zoro and Sora, part of the king penguin colony in the Jurong Bird Park's penguin exhibit, said Wildlife Reserves Singapore in a press release on Wednesday.
To maximise survival chances, keepers retrieved the egg and incubated it until it hatched on Oct 10.