Jacksonville Zoo hatches some adorable new additions

Penguin Chicks vs. Flamingo Chicks


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens hatched some adorable new additions last month: two penguin chicks and two flamingo chicks.   

The pair of Magellanic penguins hatched two days apart June 16 and 18. Then, days later, the first of two greater flamingo chicks hatched June 21, followed by the second June 27.

"With four endearing chicks to love there’s one big question: 'Who’s cutest?,'" zoo staff asked in a news release. To answer that question, the zoo is inviting people to vote on its Facebook page.

The contest will run until July 13, and the zoo will throw a special victory party for the winners.

It's a Cute-Off here at the Zoo! We are so in love with our new Magellanic penguin chicks and Greater flamingo chicks,...

Posted by Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens on Friday, July 6, 2018

One of our two new flamingo chicks is being raised by keepers after its parents rejected it. Here it is stretching those ridiculously cute legs when it was spending time in the Animal Hospital for around-the-clock feedings. It has now moved over to a behind-the-scenes bird aviary where its keepers are doting on it. The second flamingo chick is with its parents in the Greater flamingo yard near Goober the Aldabra tortoise.

Posted by Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens on Friday, July 6, 2018

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