Will ZSL London Zoo’s baby penguin be a Will or a Kate?
Wednesday 27 April 2011
He or she is only three days old and stands at two inches high but ZSL London Zoo’s baby penguin is so far nameless.
Whilst families across the country enjoyed their Easter eggs last weekend, keepers at ZSL London Zoo celebrated the hatching of "Will or Kate".
In a gesture fitting to the week of the youngster’s birth, the fluffy white baby, who is yet to be sexed, will be named after one of the royal newlyweds.
The Humboldt penguin, which hatched on Easter Sunday, was born in the Zoo’s incubation unit and is being fed liquidised fish every two hours by keepers.
"Will or Kate" will be kept in the unit until he or she is moved to the Zoo’s brand new Penguin Beach exhibit, which will be home to over 100 penguins when it opens on Friday 27th May.
Team leader of Birds, Adrian Walls says: "We’ve referred to Will or Kate as "Egg" for the past few days but hopefully we should be able to determine whether "Egg" is a he or she quite soon."
"It takes around 10 weeks to DNA test the sex of a baby penguin but as soon as we do we’ll know whether we are looking after a prince or a princess!"
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