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Newborn Humboldt penguin chick dies in Mumbai zoo

The zoo had planned to add the newborn to the penguin colony.

india Updated: Aug 24, 2018 23:51 IST
Sanjana Bhalerao
Sanjana Bhalerao
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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A Humboldt Penguin chick hatched out of the egg on Wednesday. (ANI File Photo)

The first Humboldt Penguin chick in the country which hatched in the Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan Zoo also called the Byculla Zoo in Mumbai on August 15, has died, the zoo said on Friday.

The chick died of new born anomalies on the night of August 22, it said.

The zoo had planned to add the newborn to the penguin colony.

The zoo has four female penguins and three male penguins. Six of the penguins have already paired up, and zoo officials are looking for a partner for the female penguin.

The seven Humboldt Penguins were brought from South Korea but one, Dory, died.

First Published: Aug 24, 2018 18:21 IST