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New penguin chicks highlight World Penguin Day!

Posted by Gigi Allianic, Communications Photos by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo One of the three adorable Humboldt penguin chicks to recently hatch at Woodland Park Zoo.  World Penguin Day is today, April 25, a special day to celebrate all penguins on the planet and the recent hatching of three Humboldt penguins at Woodland Park Zoo. The three chicks hatched to three different sets of parents at the end of March and the first week in April. Most penguins mate for life. Incubation for penguins takes 40 to 42 days, with both parents sharing incubation duties in the nest and day-to-day care for their chicks. Penguin keeper Celine Pardo checks on the health of each Humboldt penguin chick before returning it to its parents in their cozy burrow. Woodland Park Zoo has one of the most successful Humboldt penguin breeding programs in North America with its new hatchlings bringing the total number of successful hatchings to 80 since the zoo’s first breeding season in 2010, a year after

Earth Day 4.22.22!

Posted by Kirsten Pisto, Communications Join your zoo on Earth Day 2022! This Earth Day April 22, 2022, we are  investing in our planet.  Here's how to do  more  for planet Earth, one flutter of a butterfly wing at a time. 1. Join the  2022 City Nature Challenge. A perfect, and family friendly, way to focus your attention on nature and show your appreciation for your neighborhood flora and fauna. (This year, we've provided translations in Chinese, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.) The butterfly effect is real. 2. You can  Name a Pollinator  in honor of Earth Day! Support your zoo and choose from a bumblebee, hummingbird or butterfly. Gifts of any amount make a big difference in our work to preserve pollinator habitats, restore threatened butterfly populations and educate millions of visitors about the importance of biodiversity in sustaining all life. Name a Pollinator in honor of planet Earth! 3. Dive into protecting pollinators ! We have an e