VIDEO: 3 African penguin chicks hatch at Lowry Park Zoo

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The baby boom continues at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo with the hatching of three African penguin chicks.

The first two hatchlings emerged from their shells on January 7 and January 9 weighing in at 54 grams and 48 grams, to experienced parents Tinkerbell and Loki.

Tinkerbell laid her two fertile eggs a few days apart making the pair “clutch mates”.

The third chick hatched on January 12, weighing in at 53 grams, to first time parents Tyke and Tyra.

“Both pairs of parents are doing a great job taking care of their chicks,” said Chris Massaro, General Curator at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. “The addition of these chicks is a great win for the species and an exciting time for our community to learn more about these beautiful birds.”

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